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

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