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

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