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Ariel Pink at Big Apple Circus in 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
Ariel Pink

In an interview with SPIN, Ariel Pink revealed plans to release a new Haunted Graffiti record this August via 4AD and tour this September in support of it with James Ferraro. That tour hasn't been announced in full yet but a few dates are beginning to surface including a NYC show on September 14 at Webster Hall with TEEN. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/8) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (6/6) at noon.

In the SPIN interview about the new album, he said:

"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, its 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."
And in regards to the album's percussion:
Since I write a lot of the stuff in my head, its very difficult to have a drummer translate those ideas," Pink explains. "But [my mouth percussion] became a guide for Cole to beat match with real drum sounds. Essentially, it's me playing drums on the whole record, but not with my hands: by matching my mouth drums to live percussion, you can't tell the difference between me and a live drummer."
A list of all currently known dates and the video for "Bright Lit Blue Skies" off 2010's Before Today LP below...

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Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - "Bright Lit Blue Skies

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti -- 2012 Tour Dates
09/14 Webster Hall New York, NY
09/16 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
09/27 The Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, BC
09/27-30 Decibel Festival Seattle, WA
09/29 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
10/05 The Fonda Theatre Hollywood, CA

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Comments (25)

As we all know, this has nothing to do with YTIN.ASNIL.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 2:28 PM

prediction...instant se llll out and then 2nd show added later that day...tickets will be $75 on stubhub then plummet to $15 dollars day of shows

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 2:34 PM

wtf is YTIN ASNIL?

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 2:44 PM

So Sperske is no longer in the band? Bummer.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 2:49 PM

YTIN ASNIL IS STILL ALIVE AND APPROVES!

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 2:49 PM

I saw their Pitchfork set where Ariel walked off after a half hour. He was leaving the stage abruptly, Aaron got up and tried to talk to him, then Ariel pushed him, threw a hissy fit and left. It definitely looked like there was tension between the two of them.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 2:59 PM

mouth drums

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 3:00 PM

Out of all the bands hyped on this site that I don't get, this is the one I don't get the most.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 3:07 PM

people pay money to see this shit?

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 3:07 PM

Mitch Hedberg's Haunted Graffiti

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 3:15 PM

Remember, I'm actor too...I'm pretty damn talented...

Posted by Phil Collins | June 4, 2012 3:27 PM

Sept. 15 Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA

Posted by spassky | June 4, 2012 3:30 PM

Great tune. Really good live if he actually Plays a whole set.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 3:34 PM

I often times beat box with a mouthful of hummus to enhance the deeper frequencies.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 3:55 PM

I'll be honest, I liked the first album (you know what I mean) but this guy has proven to be SUCH a douche that I'm seriously never listening to him again.

And 3:15 - that's an insult to Mitch Hedberg, btw

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 4:06 PM

seriously THE WORST band I've ever seen live....Ariel played horribly, blamed the soundman for his mistakes, yelled at his embarrassed bandmates, insulted his label and walked off stage after making cocaine jokes. Playing mouth drums means that you are not playing drums DOUCHE!

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 4:16 PM

Did someone really ask "wtf is YTINA.SNIL?"

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 4:18 PM

Not too much of a fan, but in photos this dude looks eerily like Kurt Cobain.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 4:44 PM

"Not too much of a fan, but in photos this dude looks eerily like Kurt Cobain."

^^^ and you think this happened by mistake???

Posted by Really? | June 4, 2012 5:09 PM

I don't know much about haunted graffitti, but once back in 1998 I fell victim to a haunted hummus platter.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 5:31 PM

^^^^^^^
LOL!

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 8:18 PM

WTF is a haunted hummus platter?

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 10:35 PM

aliteration is what that is... haunted hummus. not consonance. haunted graffitti was terrific. i hope we can all agree. xoxoxo

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 12:36 AM

YTI.NASNIL is life. Repent before it is too late. Go to Madison Square Garden and sacrifice your blood. HOW I ARE YOUR MOTHER.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 3:52 AM

^ man, you need to go outside.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 4:48 PM

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