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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 4AD, 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. Later in the year, Pink's solo single, "Another Weekend," was issued by the label. This preceded his first full-length in three years, Dedicated to Bobby Jameson, which was inspired by the '60s cult musician and L.A. counterculture figure. ~ Vincent Thomas
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  2.   Feels Like Heaven
  3.   Another Weekend
  4.   Double Jeopardy
  5.   Kitchen Witch
  6.   I Won't See You Again
  7.   Put Your Number in My Phone
  8.   I Sold My Soul
  9.   Art Life
  10.   Everybody by Julia Holter
  11.   Feel It with Your Landlord
  12.   I Lied To Her
  13.   Damo's CD
  14.   White Freckles
  15.   Red Vinyl
  16.   Four Shadows
  17.   El Fantastic Summer, Pt. 1
  18.   Life Song
  19.   Who Has Scene the Ween
  20.   Everybody
  21.   Cemetary Suite
  22.   Time to Live
  23.   Black Ballerina
  24.   Jell-O
  25.   Crusades
  26.   Inside Looking Out
  27.   Tractor Man
  28.   Not Her Home Yet
  29.   Logan's Run
  30.   Kamikaze
  31.   Equus
  32.   Cuz You're Dead (Lester Bangs)
  33.   50 Cents
  34.   The Andalusian
  35.   Funeral
  36.   Memorial
  37.   Nana Reprise
  38.   Cry Yourself to Sleep (12 Minute Overture)
  39.   Shoes
  40.   2008
  41.   Shelly Come Out Tonite
  42.   Die He Die
  43.   I Disguise You
  44.   Picture Me Gone
  45.   Red Scare
  46.   Berzerker
  47.   Time to Meet Your God
  48.   Nude Beach a Go-Go
  49.   Revenge of the Iceman
  50.   Bubblegum Dreams
  51.   Funeral In an Aircraft
  52.   Dawn
  53.   Something In Your Eye
  54.   Acting by Dâm-Funk
  55.   Lila Lay
  56.   Exile on Frog Street
  57.   Rita Mae Brown
  58.   Rainy Den
  59.   Why Am I So Sad
  60.   Darby's Revenge
  61.   Brother Sister
  62.   In the Dungeon
  63.   Those Were the Days (Now I'm 21)
  64.   My Cutie
  65.   Zip Drive
  66.   Chunga
  67.   Nothing at All/Different Names
  68.   I'm Burning Up
  69.   On the Beach
  70.   Pleasure Spot, Pt. 1: Sweet Jane Rock N Roll
  71.   Starry Eyes
  72.   Sexual Athletics
  73.   You Die Slowly and Then You Die
  74.   Dayzed Inn Daydreams
  75.   Innagecko
  76.   Plastic Raincoats In the Pig Parade
  77.   Don't Turn Back
  78.   Red Room
  79.   White Rain in the Windy Summer
  80.   Dreamdate Narcissist
  81.   Santa's in the Closet
  82.   Foul Play
  83.   Negativ Ed
  84.   Dancing In the Darkness
  85.   Disco MIA aka Bust a Move
  86.   Farewell Goodbye
  87.   White Rain Reprise
  88.   Do Yourself a Favor