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Ariel Pink

Ariel Pink is a Los Angeles-based one-man band. His lo-fi baroque music was first discovered and then distributed by indie group Animal Collective, who began releasing volumes of Ariel Pink home recordings on their Paw Tracks label. In 2008, Pink formed a new band with keyboardist/guitarist/backing vocalist Kenny Gilmore, drummer/vocalist/guitarist Jimi Hey, and guitarist Cole M. Greif-Neill, who became known as Haunted Graffiti. Drummer Aaron Sperske later replaced Jimi Hey. Ariel Pink was born Ariel Marcus Rosenberg in Los Angeles on June 24, 1978. By age ten he was writing songs. His early influences were pop acts such as Hall & Oates, Michael Jackson, 10cc, Fleetwood Mac, and David Bowie. After a stint studying visual art at the California Institute of the Arts, Pink switched his artistic focus to songcraft for good, recording over 500 songs for a vault's worth of music. In 2003, while attending an Animal Collective show, he passed a disc of his recordings on to the band via future Graffiti drummer Hey. The group soon began releasing Pink material on their Paw Tracks imprint. First up was 2004's warped The Doldrums, which gained Pink both critical acclaim and a cult following. Worn Copy (2005) and House Arrest (2006) followed. After the Paw Tracks releases, Pink emptied his backlog of recordings on various limited-edition/low-profile releases: Lover Boy in 2006, Scared Famous and Underground in 2007, and the compilation Oddities Sodomies, Vol. 1 in 2008. As the lo-fi movement became more fashionable and gained popularity, Pink's influence grew. He signed with indie label 4AD late in 2009. His first album for it, Before Today, appeared the next year. Recorded with a four-piece band, it was his highest-fidelity recording to date, and it was a major critical success. In 2011, Pink released the 16-minute song "Witchhunt Suite for WWIII," which was previously featured on 2007's tour-only album YAS DuDette, as a single to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11. He also reteamed with R. Stevie Moore on the double album Ku Klux Glam, which appeared early in 2012. In August of that year, the third Haunted Graffiti album, Mature Themes, arrived, boasting a darker, more eclectic approach that spanned '60s bubblegum homages and a cover of Donnie and Joe Emerson's 1979 soul-pop song "Baby." In May 2013, Human Ear Music reissued Thrash & Burn, a 94-minute-long collection of musique concrète pieces Pink recorded in 1998 (the label had issued the set as a cassette-only release in 2006). Early Live Recordings appeared on the label by the end of the year. The 2014 double album Pom Pom found Pink returning to his solo moniker and featured songs co-written with Kim Fowley. In 2015, Pink provided backup vocals on recordings by Miley Cyrus, Mild High Club, and Soko. Pink and Weyes Blood collaborated for a 12" EP titled Myths 002, which was released by Mexican Summer in early 2017. ~ Vincent Thomas
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  1.   Song
  2.   Leggos
  3.   Pleasure Spot, Pt. 3: See You Are
  4.   50 Cents
  5.   Rainy Den
  6.   El Fantastic Summer, Pt. 1
  7.   Everybody
  8.   Tears on Fire
  9.   Everybody by Julia Holter
  10.   Black Ballerina
  11.   Jell-O
  12.   Put Your Number in My Phone
  13.   Not Enough Violence
  14.   Lipstick
  15.   White Freckles
  16.   Red Scare
  17.   Funeral In an Aircraft
  18.   By the Powers of Grayskull
  19.   Dancing In the Darkness
  20.   Not Her Home Yet
  21.   Lila Lay
  22.   Logan's Run
  23.   Kamikaze
  24.   Red Room
  25.   Dawn
  26.   Cuz You're Dead (Lester Bangs)
  27.   Funeral
  28.   Brother Sister
  29.   Those Were the Days (Now I'm 21)
  30.   Cemetary Suite
  31.   Innagecko
  32.   Berzerker
  33.   Shoes
  34.   I'm Burning Up
  35.   Who Has Scene the Ween
  36.   Foul Play
  37.   Picture Me Gone
  38.   Memorial
  39.   Half Girls Half Boys
  40.   In the Dungeon
  41.   Life Song
  42.   Don't Turn Back
  43.   Red Vinyl
  44.   Sexual Athletics
  45.   Why Am I So Sad
  46.   White Rain Reprise
  47.   My Cutie
  48.   Pleasure Spot, Pt. 2: Lucinda Cunt
  49.   2008
  50.   Something In Your Eye
  51.   Nothing at All/Different Names
  52.   The Appleasians
  53.   Farewell Goodbye
  54.   Darby's Revenge
  55.   Rita Mae Brown
  56.   Feel It with Your Landlord
  57.   Disco MIA aka Bust a Move
  58.   Four Shadows
  59.   Crusades
  60.   Damo's CD
  61.   Pleasure Spot, Pt. 1: Sweet Jane Rock N Roll
  62.   Cry Yourself to Sleep (12 Minute Overture)
  63.   I Won't See You Again
  64.   You Die Slowly and Then You Die
  65.   Die He Die
  66.   Inside Looking Out
  67.   Negativ Ed
  68.   Double Jeopardy
  69.   Nana
  70.   White Rain in the Windy Summer
  71.   Equus
  72.   Chunga
  73.   The Andalusian
  74.   Tractor Man
  75.   Nazi Love
  76.   Starry Eyes
  77.   Zip Drive
  78.   Dayzed Inn Daydreams
  79.   Shelly Come Out Tonite
  80.   Plastic Raincoats In the Pig Parade
  81.   Art Life
  82.   I Sold My Soul
  83.   Nude Beach a Go-Go
  84.   On the Beach
  85.   I Lied To Her
  86.   Nana Reprise
  87.   I Disguise You
  88.   Exile on Frog Street

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