Listen to first track ‘Put Your Number In Your Phone’ here:
Pitchfork.tv presents a special presentation of Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti’s recent show at New York’s Webster Hall. Watch performances of four Mature Themes tracks below.
Only in My Dreams
Symphony of the Nymph
Farewell American Primitive
Ariel recently talked to David Bevan at SPIN.com about Mature Themes: “Sonically, it’s comparable (to Before Today),” Pink says of the new work. “There are definitely not any links to my lo-fi origins. It’s so diverse but so different from anything I’ve done before. In a sense, it’s really the record I wanted to make back when I made Before Today, but couldn’t due to pressures and different factors. We had time to let our hair down and try new things.” To read the full article, click here.
The first single from the album will be a cover of Donnie and Joe Emerson’s ‘Baby’, which also features guest vocals from Dâm-Funk.
You can hear ‘Baby’ below.
On the back of being announced as part of Golden Palins Sixx festival, LA underground cult figures Ariel Pink just released a stack of side-shows.
ARIEL PINK AUSTRALIAN TOUR
presented by Mistletone
FRIDAY 2 MARCH – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
SUNDAY 4 MARCH – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
THURSDAY 8 MARCH – The Zoo, Brisbane
SATURDAY 10 MARCH – Golden Plains Sixxx, VIC
SUNDAY 11 MARCH – Adelaide Festival, Adelaide
Ariel Pink – Before Today is out now via 4AD/Remote Control
The festival runs from 8am Saturday 10 March to 1pm Monday 12 March 2012.
For more information check out the website.
Today, 4AD released a one-off, iTunes-exclusive single for the Ariel Pink track ‘Witch Hunt Suite for World III’. It’s a sprawling, multi-part, 16-minute-plus epic that Pink began writing and recording ten years ago today, while the events of September 11, 2001 began to unfold.
The track wouldn’t reach any sort of audience until 2007, when Pink released it in two parts on a tour-only CD-R release titled Yas Dudette. To coincide with the single release, Ariel Pink has shared a new video for the track, directed by Animal Charm.
[info via Pitchfork]