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Before Today
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Before Today
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1

For the best part of a decade, Los Angeles native Ariel Rosenberg has been carving some of the most intoxicating music going, a reclusive pop surrealist whose corroded productions have led to a cult following that has ofte...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Title: Before Today
Members Wishing: 11
Total Copies: 0
Label: 4ad Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2010
Re-Release Date: 6/8/2010
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 652637301526

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For the best part of a decade, Los Angeles native Ariel Rosenberg has been carving some of the most intoxicating music going, a reclusive pop surrealist whose corroded productions have led to a cult following that has often been difficult to keep up with. Now signed to 4AD, Ariel Pink s Haunted Graffiti release Before Today on June 8, 2010.

With roots going back as far as 1996, the West Coast act are as sublime as they are surreal with a sound loaded with hazy nostalgia and a fiercely experimental pop palette. From the Haunted Graffiti series (from which the full band s name is now derived), which featured the likes of Worn Copy (2005) and House Arrest (2006), Ariel Pink has established himself as one of the most prolific songwriters of his generation, a visionary producer in the vein of Joe Meek and Ariel s hero and previous collaborator, tape deck dilettante, R. Stevie Moore, creating a world through certain production touches.
 

CD Reviews

Ariel Pink 2.0
Gary Francis Powers | San Francisco, CA | 06/09/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

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This album is a perfect progression, increased production values which are delicately applied only underscore the talent of this artist. Can't stop listening to this one."
Ariel pink's Haunted Graffiti ....Before Today.
J. Villalobos | Dallas tx | 06/12/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is the one fans have been waiting for...Spunky,fresh and this time he's getting close to his peer R. Stevie's polished sound! This album has a couple songs from Oddities sodomies and are perfected with studio quality sound and help with his bandmate's. From start to finish this album is the freshest thing to come out from a band in general...It's a masterpiece from start to finish. Ariel and his bandmates really let loose on this one!!! It's his first for a quality sounding album and you know for a fact he aint gonna cut slack on his first studio album. All and all great album..if you like his other albums then this one is a defining moment in his artistry as well as his bandmates. They're best is yet to come...believe me on that!"
A wonderful pop masterpiece by "ariel pink's haunted graffit
bennyview69 | 07/22/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of the finest pop albums to come along in a while; full of psychedelic riffs and rhythms, catchy harmonies and synthesizer heaven, jangly guitars, searing vocals and tight drums galore. They are reminiscent of The Beatles, Stones, Moody Blues, Sly Stone, etc It still has a very modern feel though. Fresh and exciting overtones of Pink Floyd exist here amidst the whole package which is airtight. Recommended highly to lovers of alternative rock/pop which soothes and satisfies even as it challenges the listener to follow along. It's all well worth the effort and you will be rewarded with repeated listenings. Trust me on this one; you'll thank me later."