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LISTEN: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti Release New Track (feat. Dâm-Funk), Announce New LP and Tour

By Staff; thumbnail by Piper Ferguson on June 7, 2012


LISTEN: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti Release New Track (feat. Dâm-Funk), Announce New LP and Tour

Los Angeles native—and avant-garde, lo-fi master—Ariel Pink is back and ready to take on the musical world again. Under the “Haunted Graffiti” blanket and signed to 4AD, Pink has just announced the release date for his ninth full-length studio album (and follow-up to 2010's Before Today), entitled Mature Themes. Set to be released on August 21, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti has given fans a taste of the new sound by making public the first single “Baby.”

“Baby" is an interesting choice considering it’s a cover of Donnie and Joe Emerson’s 1979 classic, and showcases guest vocals from Dâm-Funk, as opposed to focusing on Pink himself. From the five-minute track, listeners are treated to a new musical side of Pink; while still rather minimalist, “Baby” features a more polished and melodic sound (thanks in part to the airy vocal harmonies) reminiscent of the original tune.

In addition to being featured on Mature Themes, APHG will be releasing “Baby” on a limited-edition one-sided 12” on July 10. After you give “Baby” a listen, check out Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti’s upcoming tour dates through fall.

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti Tour Dates

24 Tokyo, Japan - Hostess Club Weekender (Ebisu Garden Hall)
25 Osaka, Japan – Conpass

07 Austin, TX - Mohawk *$
08 Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre *$
10 Atlanta, GA - Goat Farm (Goodson Yard Room) *$
11 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle*$
13 Washington DC - 9:30 Club *$
14 New York, NY - Webster Hall *!
15 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *%
16 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club *%
18 Montreal, Quebec - Cabaret Du Mile End *%
19 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace *%
20 Oberlin, OH - Oberlin College *
21 Chicago, IL - Metro *#
22 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe *#
24 Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall *#
25 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *#
27 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Rickshaw Theatre *
29 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *

01 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club *#
05 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre *

* = w/ Bodyguard
$ = w/ Moon Diagrams
! = w/ TEEN
% = w/ Phedre
# = w/ Dâm-Funk

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