We’ve seen Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti a few times and there’s a certain excitement in not knowing if the band will make it through an entire set, or if that set will feature songs in formats we’d even recognize. Maybe it was The Fonda, or the new album (aptly titled Mature Themes), or the fact [...]
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
October 6th, 2012 · 3 Comments
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Facebook has been abuzz with Ariel Pink’s announcement that he “broke up the band.”
January 3rd, 2011 · No Comments
Hanni El Khatib by Lainna Fader Hanni El Khatib returns from a crazy NYE Vegas trip to fill you in on his top records of 2010. Want to learn what record will make girls’ panties melt off? Or what a real rap record should sound like? Read below! Grinderman : “Grinderman 2″ – (man music) [...]
December 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment
I’m generally not a fan of top x album of the year lists (cause the ones I see on other blogs ignore the massive amount of incredible releases on small labels as well as awesome self-released records) but I decided to do one anyway. Lots of beats and garage rock and most of them are [...]
December 29th, 2010 · 5 Comments
It is the end of the year and thus time for list-making extravaganzas. What follows is my own favorite albums from L.A. artists (or in the case of Glasser, albums recorded in L.A. by an L.A. resident before that resident abandoned us for New York). Behold, those full-lengths that I hold in highest esteem. —Kristina [...]
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All I can say is Pink’s sweet and bashful daffiness is old stuff to anyone who hangs out at the Smell and the band’s jigsaw approach to songcraft does justice to L.A.’s reigning mashup/fusion aesthetic.
September 10th, 2010 · 2 Comments
It took 234 years of American civilization and 43,115 years of human experimentation with sound and music to prepare for the triumph of Ariel Pink, whose new album dissolves ten thousand timid pretenders and proves what you can do if you access more than your last two minutes of experience. Before Today rips and should be purchased and framed by anyone who wants to know how the old world and the real world overlap.