News

Jun 24, 2015

Ariel Pink and Black Lips are teaming up for a co-headlining tour this October. The dates will be on the West Coast. Ariel Pink is still promoting pom pom, which came out late last year via 4AD. Black Lips' last album was Underneath the Rainbow, which came out last March. More

May 27, 2015

Ariel Pink recently shared a new song, "I Need a Minute," which is from the soundtrack to the film Heaven Knows What. Now we have the video to the song. It seems to have mainly been shot on a camera phone and takes place almost exclusively in a public restroom. More

Watch: Ariel Pink - “Dayzed Inn Daydreams” Video

Starring The Mau Mau's Rick Wilder

Jan 26, 2015

Ariel Pink has premiered a brand new music video for "Dayzed Inn Daydreams," the latest single featured on last year's pom pom. More

Jan 21, 2015

Sure, Ariel Pink has played provocateur more in this album promotional cycle than ever thought possible. But director Johann Rashid’s short film Vagabond gives the musician another role—taxi driver. More

Under the Radar Announces Best of 2014 Issue with St. Vincent on the Cover

Issue 52 Also Includes Interviews with Jenny Lewis, The War on Drugs, James Franco, Ariel Pink vs. Panda Bear, Jason Schwartzman vs. Real Estate, the Cast of The Walking Dead, "Weird Al" Yankovic, The Flaming Lips, Sharon Van Etten, and More.

Dec 19, 2014

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the Best of 2014 Issue, which is about to hit newsstands and will be out all of January and February. It features St. Vincent on the cover and interviews with some of the artists behind 2014's best albums. More

Nov 04, 2014

Ariel Pink’s new video features dog walking, creepy masks, ice skating, and hanging out while having a smoke. More

Oct 27, 2014

Earlier this month Ariel Pink payed a visit to Staten Island, joining PS22's nationally renowned children's chorus for a bit of fun. More

Listen: Ariel Pink - “Black Ballerina”

Also Announces Tour Dates

Oct 21, 2014

On Nov. 18, Ariel Pink will release his brand new double LP pom pom. More

Sep 22, 2014

Due to release his new double LP pom pom this fall, Ariel Pink has premiered a brand new music video for the effort's lead single "Put Your Number In My Phone." More

Sep 08, 2014

Ariel Pink has announced a new album. The follow-up to the acclaimed one-two punch of 2012's Mature Themes and 2010's Before Todaypom pom is due out November 18th via 4AD, his third album for the label. Below you can listen to the first single, "Put Your Number In My Phone." It's vintage Ariel Pink psych pop, complete with a voicemail interlude. More

Dec 24, 2013

Last night out of the blue Sky Ferreira posted a link via Twitter to what is a brand new music video of her singing a duet cover of Ariel Pink's "My Molly." More

Listen: Ariel Pink and Jorge Elbrecht - “Called to Ring”

Featured on Mexican Summer: Five Years 10''

Dec 06, 2013

On Dec. 9 Mexican Summer will release Mexican Summer: Five Years, a limited 250-page, 11x11'' book including unseen art, photos, and written artist contributions to celebrate the label's five year anniversary. More

Mexican Summer to Celebrate Five-Year Anniversary With Brooklyn Festival

Featuring Performances by Spiritualized, Ariel Pink, and More

Sep 16, 2013

Commemorating its five-year anniversary Brooklyn independent label Mexican Summer has announced a special two-day musical event on Oct. 11 and 12. More

Jul 09, 2013

Somewhere in his already busy schedule L.A.'s Ariel Pink recently snuck in some recording time with Violens frontman Jorge Elbrecht, resulting in a newly released 7''. More

Jun 26, 2013

Releasing her debut I Thought I Was An Alien earlier this month, French songwriter and actress Soko has premiered a self-directed short film titled Monster Love. More

Apr 15, 2013

In case you weren't aware, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti is still going strong on the road supporting their most recent album, Mature Themes. One particular stop made on the route is New York City's Irving Plaza on June 6.

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Ariel Pink Announces New Tour Dates

On the Road Beginning Early March

Mar 07, 2013

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti will hit the road this Saturday for a string of dates in support of recent album, Mature ThemesMore

Aug 24, 2012

Recently releasing their newest album Mature Themes Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti have premiered a lovesick music video for the album's lead single "Only In My Dreams." More

Under the Radar’s Protest Issue feat. Dan Deacon and Tegan & Sara covers hits newsstands next week!

Issue Also Features Ariel Pink, Passion Pit, Wild Nothing, Matthew Dear, Death Cab for Cutie, Janelle Monáe, Andrew Bird, The Drums, Tom Morello, Zola Jesus, Amanda Palmer, and much more

Aug 23, 2012

Under the Radar is pleased to share our election year Protest Issue for 2012, on newsstands next week, featuring two covers with Dan Deacon and Tegan and Sara. The issue features major stories on the music of Occupy and Gay musicians talking about current Queer issues. The issue is now available to buy in the digital/iPad format hereMore

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

Phantasmagoric Explorations

Aug 17, 2012

Ariel Pink can talk a blue streak. He's gregarious and garrulous, gamely willing to discuss just about anything, belying his self-deprecatingly admitted petulant tendencies. But these feel like gross exaggerations while in the throes of a discussion with a man who has grown by leaps and bounds artistically without compromising his integrity, a difficult feat for any musician. More

Aug 17, 2012

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti have found themselves the recipients of a lawsuit recently as the band's former drummer Aaron Sperske has claimed he was illegally "squeezed out" of an "oral partnership" agreement that took place between the band back in 2008. More

Aug 13, 2012

After sending fans on an online scavenger hunt earlier this month Yeasayer have now offered up a full and puzzle-free version of their new album Fragrant World. More

Jul 09, 2012

Recently announcing the upcoming release of their new album Mature ThemesAriel Pink's Haunted Graffiti has followed their cover of Donnie and Joe Emerson's "Baby" with the effort's first bit of original material, "Only in My Dreams." More

Jun 21, 2012

On August 21, Los Angeles-based art pop provocateur Ariel Pink will release new album Mature Themes, the follow-up to 2010’s Before TodayMore

Jun 07, 2012

After taunting us with talk of a new album and tour, today Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti officially announced their new album. More

Jun 06, 2012

Last monthAriel Pink let slip in a interview that he would be releasing the follow-up to his 2010 album Before Today later this year.  More

Ariel Pink Plots New Album and Tour

Album in August, Tour in September

May 11, 2012

In late August, Ariel Pink plans to release his follow up to previous album, 2010’s Before TodayMore

Aug 31, 2011

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti have been playing a few shows on the west coast with lo-fi artist R. Stevie Moore. More

Artists Participate in Japan Benefit Compilations

Love is All, Casiokids, Ariel Pink, Chairlift and More

Jul 29, 2011

There’s a whole lotta music going on to benefit Japan. Two major complations were announced today featuring (among others): Love is All, Casiokids, Ariel Pink, Chairlift, Deerhoof and more. We have the detials.  More

Primal Scream to Play “Screamadelica” at Poland’s Off Festival

Glasser, Ariel Pink, Destroyer Junior Boys, Liars, and Warpaint Also to Perform

Apr 07, 2011

Looking for a musical get away this summer? Scheduled August 5-7 Katowice Poland’s Off Festival (which we can attest is an fun event), recently released their line-up.  More

Ariel Pink Makes Late Night Debut

Goes “Round & Round” On Jimmy Fallon

Jan 20, 2011

Last Night, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti made their TV debut on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, in support of last year's excellent album Before Today. We have the video.  More

Nov 19, 2010

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti recently took to the road with The Flaming Lips. Turns out LA troubadour Pink took home a bigger souvenir than the right to call himself a “Fearless Freak.” While out and about, Lead lip Wayne Coyne directed a video for Haunted Graffiti tune “Round & Round” (from this year’s Before Today) More

Bands Added to 2011 Primavera Fest Lineup

The Flaming Lips, Belle and Sebastian Among Acts Announced.

Nov 15, 2010

Primavera promoters have announced today a slew of buzz-worthy acts joining Pulp for the epic five-day fest, which runs from May 25th through the 29th in Barcelona, Spain.  More

Oct 29, 2010

Fun Fun Fun, Austin Texas’ DIY fest, has announced its line up. Going down Nobember 6th and 7th. artists participating include Under the Radar favorites Ariel Pink, Cults, Dirty Projectors, Deerhunter, MGMT and more.  We have the full lineup.  More

Ariel Pink Goes to a “Mistaken Wedding” in New Video

More Importantly: Who Caught the Bouquet?

Jul 16, 2010

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti is known for its skewed take on lo-fi pop. However, in new video "Mistaken Wedding" they get downright traditional at a Jewish wedding and karaoke fest. We have the clip.  More

Jul 13, 2010

Call it a match made in indie weirdo heaven. Lo-fi rocker Ariel Pink is heading out on a tour that includes several dates with high-fi eccentrics The Flaming Lips. We have the full schedule.  More

Apr 21, 2010

Master of lo-fi Ariel Pink will be hitting the road this summer in support of his 4AD debut, Before Today, (out June 8th). We have the dates. More

Nov 25, 2009

Los Angeles' Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti has signed to 4AD. In addition to the promise of a new album in the spring of 2010, the lo-fi poppers are launching a brief European tour. More


Interviews

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

Phantasmagoric Explorations

Aug 17, 2012

Ariel Pink can talk a blue streak. He's gregarious and garrulous, gamely willing to discuss just about anything, belying his self-deprecatingly admitted petulant tendencies. But these feel like gross exaggerations while in the throes of a discussion with a man who has grown by leaps and bounds artistically without compromising his integrity, a difficult feat for any musician. More

Remembering First Concerts

Greatest Stories Ever Told

Jul 30, 2010

Musicians reflect on their first concerts. Includes stories from Tegan & Sara, Camera Obscura, Girl Talk, Owen Pallett, Art Brut, The Hold Steady, MGMT, Broken Social Scene, Ariel Pink, !!!, Mew, Real Estate, The Dears, Vivian Girls, Mayer Hawthorne, The Drums, Telekinesis, Fuck Buttons, El Guincho, and more. More


Reviews

Mature Themes

Mature Themes

4AD

Aug 20, 2012

Now that Ween has officially (finally?) ceded the throne of comedy rock, maybe it's time we give Ariel Marcus Rosenberg, better known as Ariel Pink, his rightful crown. Back in the early aughts, with the brothers Ween already selling out huge shows, Ariel Pink was crafting the lo-est of lo-fi pop experiments, each of them revealing both an encyclopedic knowledge of music and songcraft-with a particular fetish for '70s and'80s radio hits-and an off-kilter sense of humor on par with that of Ween, Zappa, et al, or his own oft-cited influence, R. Stevie Moore. More

Coachella 2011 Day One Report – Cut Copy, Odd Future, Tame Imapala, Interpol, and more

Apr 16, 2011

Day one of Coachella 2011 displayed several improvements over last year. There was less of a crowd (even though it was sold out this year, they put more of a limitation on how many tickets could be sold). Security was tighter and parking seemed less of a pain. And it even seemed as though the Mojave and Gobi tents were a little bigger this year and able to accommodate more fans. Highlights of the day included two bands from down under and some soft rockers; where-as two notable artists stormed off the stage. More

Coachella 2011 Day 1 Recap: Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Gayngs, Robyn, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill

Apr 16, 2011

Following numerous complaints of last year's festival being far too crowded, this year Goldenvoice the organizers of Coachella 2011 made significant changes to address that concern. A wristband with a microchip is now necessary at all time during the festival, scanned at no fewer than two checkpoints on the way into the festival. Additionally, they also sold less tickets than last year. The result of both thus far (it might just be that many attendees couldn't get Friday off from work) is a greatly improved experience. Even during headliner Kings of Leon there was plenty of room to maneuver and find a decent spot to watch the show. So in that respect, it's already a great improvement on last year. This year's music started off with an impressive array of talent, but had little in the way of jaw-dropping moments the festival has become famous for. More

Before Today

Before Today

4AD

Jul 01, 2010

A notoriously rudimentary, inchoate home recorder, Ariel Pink has crafted some great pop songs over the course of a litany of obscure album releases. Sadly, they've largely been gems obfuscated in grime, their lo-fidelity a disservice to the brilliant melodic instincts at their core. More