Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

Savages, Perfume Genius And The Twilight Sad Among Plissken Festival 2015 Latest Additions


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The famous Plissken Festival is celebrating its fifth birthday this June with a phenomenal line-up. Hard-hitting, electric, and the best quality: this summer is looking amazing for Greece, with some of the best alternative artists and performers around.

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Plissken Festival has announced that Savages, SquarePusher, Electric Wizard, Perfume Genius, and The Twilight Sad will join them in what is sounding like their best festival yet. 

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Ariel Pink - Pom Pom Album Review


As we've said before, the lingua franca of pop music around the world is in its conformity, that  chameleon like ability to adapt, blend in, emulsify into something that can be easily digested anywhere by the majority of the population. Then there's everything else. Then there's Ariel Pink.

Ariel Pink - Pom Pom Album Review

A native of Los Angeles, Ariel Rosenberg has been, to put it mildly, at the margins since first appearing twelve years ago with his d├ębut releases 'House Arrest' & 'Lover Boy'. 'Pom Pom' is approximately his eleventh album (it's hard to make an accurate count) but the headline news this time is that it comes along together with some newly acquired baggage. All publicity, someone once said, is good publicity, but whoever spun that probably wasn't including being accused of misogyny by your 4AD label mate Grimes, or having the lack of self awareness to praise the Christian fundamentalist loonies of the Westboro Baptist Church. Not that either of these are particularly forgiveable, but there have also been other b****cks dropped, bringing wider attention to an artist who previously has carried on in his own potty way, largely unmolested by notoriety, paps or any meaningful record sales.  

If he's feeling under any particular duress because of all this, 'Pom Pom' doesn't reveal it. Flipping between a number of different poses, Pink instead goes for being vaguely provocative rather than compounding any of his rapidly assigned stereotypes. Maybe each of these guises is an alternative identity: maybe he doesn't care. Either way, it's hard to listen to the bonkers surf rock of 'Nude Beach A Go-Go', or 'Jell-o''s straitjacket non-sequiturs such as "Mom and dad are normal/ Everyone eats white bread/ That's why they're all dead" and not feel a little bit like you're being experimented on. This suspicion is brought into sharper focus on 'Dinosaur Carebears'; a track in two parts which  is initially a nightmarish scramble of white noise - interspersed with cartoon parps - and then segues without explanation into cod-reggae. Okay then.

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The 15th Anniversary Line-Up For Primavera Sound Is Finally Here!


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Fans and hopeful attendees of Barcelona's Primavera Sound were delighted to discover that the preview app they downloaded was a video game displaying the full line-up for the festival's fifteenth anniversary.

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Already announced were Friday and Saturday's headliners Ride and The Strokes, and now they've been joined by a host of other equally incredible artists. Thursday sees The Black Keys leading the bill alongside The Replacements, who are hitting Spanish stages for the first time and Antony and the Johnsons, who've been doing plenty since their last Barcelona gig. Bringing some variation to Thursday proceedings are electronic virtuosos James Blake, Richie Hawtin and Simian Mobile Disco.

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Ariel Pink - Put Your Number In My Phone


With an upcoming release of Ariel Pink's tenth studio album, 'Pom Pom', the artist has release a music video for his 'Put Your Number in my Phone'. The song appears on the upcoming album as track number six.

Ariel Pink Loses Haunted Graffiti Moniker For New Solo Album 'Pom Pom'


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Ariel Pink finally goes solo with his upcoming album release 'Pom Pom'; his first venture away from the band Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and filled with the same amount of leftfield pop and musical adventure.

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Ariel Pink goes solo with 'Pom Pom'

In just over an hour, LA artist Ariel Pink - AKA Ariel Marcus Rosenberg - brings us more of his unique brand of avant-garde psychedelic pop with his very first solo release 'Pom Pom'. He recently unveiled a taster for what's to come in the form of his new song 'Put Your Number In My Phone'; an upbeat yet still chilled-out tune with probably one of the most infectious choruses you'll hear for a while.

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Picture - Ariel Pink New York City, USA, Monday 2nd August 2010

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Picture - Ariel Pink New York City, USA, Tuesday 4th May 2010

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and Pink - Ariel Pink New York City, USA - Portrait session with Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti at the Mercury Lounge Tuesday 4th May 2010

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Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Live Review


The term 'triumph over adversity' is hideously over-used, from sketch-scripted sports movies to motivational speeches, but there is an eternal truth that success is much sweeter after frustration and strife. Ariel Pink's latest jaunt to Nottingham was a tale of both.

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