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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.   Pleasure Spot, Pt. 2: Lucinda Cunt
  3.   Something In Your Eye
  4.   Double Jeopardy
  5.   Lipstick
  6.   Not Her Home Yet
  7.   Logan's Run
  8.   50 Cents
  9.   Tears on Fire
  10.   Black Ballerina
  11.   White Freckles
  12.   The Appleasians
  13.   Pleasure Spot, Pt. 3: See You Are
  14.   Shoes
  15.   Four Shadows
  16.   Red Scare
  17.   Art Life
  18.   Crusades
  19.   Tractor Man
  20.   By the Powers of Grayskull
  21.   Dancing In the Darkness
  22.   I'm Burning Up
  23.   Die He Die
  24.   Life Song
  25.   You Die Slowly and Then You Die
  26.   Equus
  27.   Red Vinyl
  28.   Funeral
  29.   Those Were the Days (Now I'm 21)
  30.   Foul Play
  31.   Chunga
  32.   Not Enough Violence
  33.   I Disguise You
  34.   Kamikaze
  35.   On the Beach
  36.   Red Room
  37.   Zip Drive
  38.   Why Am I So Sad
  39.   Funeral In an Aircraft
  40.   Memorial
  41.   Nazi Love
  42.   Dawn
  43.   Nothing at All/Different Names
  44.   Picture Me Gone
  45.   Everybody
  46.   Dayzed Inn Daydreams
  47.   Innagecko
  48.   Farewell Goodbye
  49.   Cuz You're Dead (Lester Bangs)
  50.   Sexual Athletics
  51.   Pleasure Spot, Pt. 1: Sweet Jane Rock N Roll
  52.   Jell-O
  53.   I Sold My Soul
  54.   Nude Beach a Go-Go
  55.   Lila Lay
  56.   2008
  57.   Cemetary Suite
  58.   Starry Eyes
  59.   Negativ Ed
  60.   Nana Reprise
  61.   Don't Turn Back
  62.   Leggos
  63.   Damo's CD
  64.   Everybody by Julia Holter
  65.   Half Girls Half Boys
  66.   Rainy Den
  67.   Brother Sister
  68.   Inside Looking Out
  69.   Shelly Come Out Tonite
  70.   Disco MIA aka Bust a Move
  71.   Rita Mae Brown
  72.   Nana
  73.   Exile on Frog Street
  74.   My Cutie
  75.   Feel It with Your Landlord
  76.   Plastic Raincoats In the Pig Parade
  77.   Put Your Number in My Phone
  78.   El Fantastic Summer, Pt. 1
  79.   I Won't See You Again
  80.   Cry Yourself to Sleep (12 Minute Overture)
  81.   I Lied To Her
  82.   White Rain in the Windy Summer
  83.   In the Dungeon
  84.   Darby's Revenge
  85.   The Andalusian
  86.   White Rain Reprise
  87.   Berzerker
  88.   Who Has Scene the Ween

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