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Ariel Pink Announces 2013 Tour Dates

posted March 6, 2013, 8:19 pm by Lani Walker | Filed Under General Interest, Music News, Releases, Tour, Video | comment Leave a Comment


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Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti craft lo-fi recordings full of intrigue — and full of contradictions. The Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist Pink writes songs that are melodic, catchy, and familiar — and in their own unorthodox way, recall the most immediate, accessible, straightforward FM pop/rock of the ’70s and ’80s. As a songwriter, Pink has a real sense of pop/rock craftsmanship, with influences ranging from David Bowie, John Lennon, the Bee Gees, Hall & Oates, and the Raspberries to Frank Zappa, Brian Eno, Roxy Music, and late-’70s/early-’80s new wave. However, his very muddy way of producing and his oddball, kooky sound effects make his project sound highly eccentric. Pink recorded his first Haunted Graffiti project, The Doldrums, in 1999 and 2000; that disc was followed by Vital Pink a few years later. At first, The Doldrums and Vital Pink were only CD-Rs that Pink burned on his home computer and circulated himself, but in 2004 Pink landed a record deal with Animal Collective’s Paw Tracks label, making him the first artist on the imprint who didn’t belong to that group. In October 2004, the label reissued The Doldrums, adding the Vital Pink material as well.

ARIEL PINK

03/09 Monterrey, Mexico – Festival NRML
03/23 Santa Ana, CA – Burgerama Festival
05/17 Los Angeles, CA – The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
05/18 San Diego, CA – Casbah
05/20 Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Library
05/21 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
05/23 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
05/25 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore
05/27 Gorge, WA – Sasquatch! Fest
05/28 Missoula, MT – Badlander
05/31 Minneapolis, MN – Cedars
06/01 Chicago, IL – Do-Division
06/01 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle (late show)
06/02 Dekalb, IL – Pink Otto’s
06/03 Champaign, IL – Blind Pig
06/04 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
06/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar
06/06 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
06/07 Boston, MA – Sinclair
06/08 Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
06/09 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
06/10 Washington DC – U Street
06/11 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
06/13 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival
06/14 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
06/15 New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s
06/17 Dallas, TX – Trees
06/18 Austin, TX – Mohawk

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Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Mature Themes
(4AD)
Street Date: Aug. 21, 2012

Track List:

1. Kinski Assasin
2. Is This The Best Spot?
3. Mature Themes
4. Only In My Dreams
5. Driftwood
6. Early Birds of Babylon
7. Schnitzel Boogie
8. Symphony of the Nymph
9. Pink Slime
10. Farewell American Primitive
11. Live it Up
12. Nostradamus & Me
13. Baby

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