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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 written as an ode to the cult '60s musician of the same name. ~ Vincent Thomas
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Ariel Pink

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Albums by
Ariel Pink

Top Songs by
Ariel Pink

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