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Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

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Los Angeles, United States

Ariel Pink (born Ariel Marcus Rosenberg on June 24, 1978) is a Los Angeles based / musician. Pink boasts a cult following and endorsements from more widely known artists such as fellow founding Paw Tracks group Animal Collective.

After years of recording in relative seclusion in the hills of Los Angeles, Ariel Pink (the first non-Animal Collective member on the Paw Tracks roster) made his official Paw Tracks debut with The Doldrums. Recording at home with a guitar, bass, keyboard, and 8-track (the drum sounds were created with his mouth).

Ariel Pink blends Lite FM and warped into something by turns beautiful and confusing. Some may find his personal yet detached approach highly addictive, while others may be instantly turned off by the obvious production and the vocal drumtracks.

In the summer of 2003, Pink passed a CD-R on to New York based band Animal Collective after being introduced by mutual friend Jimi Hey (of All Night Radio and Beachwood Sparks) at one of their shows. Unbeknownst to Pink, Animal Collective had recently started their own record label, Paw Tracks, and several weeks later they contacted him expressing an interest in releasing his music. Pink became the first musician on the label aside from the members of Animal Collective. The next year, the label reissued The Doldrums, an album which had been originally recorded in 1999. Since then, Paw Tracks (now co-owned by Carpark Records) has released two other reissues of Pink’s previous recordings, Worn Copy and House Arrest.

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  • m1a100

    Ariel's early stuff sounds like listening to Zappa's 70s material in the oldest boombox possible.

    17 Mar 5:07am Reply
  • schizovivian

    Saw them live the other day. I didn't know that their current drummer is Alice Cooper in a bikini. Well, how great is that?

    15 Mar 12:28pm Reply
  • RussellChap

    too lo-fi lol. seriously the lo-fi-ness of the early albums was both frustrating and the reason why the older stuff had a wistful, sepia & psychedelc charm.

    14 Mar 2:32pm Reply
  • Jacqu3z

    i know there's probably no such thing, but the doldrums is an amazing album except for the fact that it's a tad too lo-fi in its production.

    25 Jan 6:39pm Reply
  • beazythemonster

    G E N I U S ! ! ! ! !

    22 Jan 9:35pm Reply
  • Jacqu3z

    this is perfect!

    17 Jan 2:54pm Reply
  • victimofkratina

    Olh256: looks like a 13-year-old, behaves like a 30-year-old Internet troll. Fuck this guy.

    27 Nov 2014 Reply
  • BLRMalcolm

    WHITE FRECKLES!!!

    25 Nov 2014 Reply
  • ummanturkoglu

    my mans did it again

    23 Nov 2014 Reply
  • EJSrocket

    Trying to scrobble Pom Pom but it keeps changing my tags from Ariel Pink to Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti ;-;

    21 Nov 2014 Reply
  • CureVaNiNawl

    Don't get me wrong Ariel, Mature Themes and Pom Pom are good albums but man JUST FUCKING MAKE ANOTHER BEFORE TODAY

    21 Nov 2014 Reply
  • c0rdell

    i hate him but Round and Round is a classic

    20 Nov 2014 Reply
  • nomoretears_

    sempre tão lindo

    19 Nov 2014 Reply
  • anxietystomper

    Anyone scrobbling pom pom as Haunted Graffiti will be put in an internment camp as soon as possible.

    18 Nov 2014 Reply
  • VadiushaKomarov

    А правдо наш музыкант Фёдоров с ним работал?

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Olh256

    Ariel Pink: looks like a grown man, behaves like a 13-year-old Internet troll. Fuck this guy.

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Blvd_Nights

    Man. Last.fm really needs to fix the tags on these. Anyway, I really loved pom pom...it's for sure one of top albums of the year. I really love every track and I find something exciting about each one that pulls me in with each new listen. To try and answer @Coojets question, I don't think the dropping of "Haunted Graffiti" is a permanent thing...I think it may have just been where his head was at for this record, it felt like a better idea to call it a singular "Ariel Pink" album. I could be wrong though, as it appears that the Haunted Graffiti band is still playing with him live. Hard to tell....and I'm sure we won't get a definite answer from the man himself, ya know? Either way...pom pom is so good.

    10 Nov 2014 Reply
  • dreamscaping

    way better than mature themes imo

    4 Nov 2014 Reply
  • h_r_f_d

    just in time for halloween

    27 Oct 2014 Reply
  • electrobaboon

    Better than Mature Themes I think. Strange but so so so good

    27 Oct 2014 Reply
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