Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti Release Artwork, Track Listing of New Album
Since breaking through into the mainstream with their last release, the critically-acclaimed 'Before Today,' Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti are set to release their followup album, 'Mature Themes,' on Aug. 21.
The album, Pink's seventh (or tenth, or twelfth, or something -- it's hard to tell with this guy), sees the lo-fi conquistador moving away from his origins as a home recording purist and taking the band into a legitimate recording studio.
After finding success in 2010 with a cover of obscure Massachusetts '60s rockers the Rising Storm ('Bright Lit Blue Skies'), the album's first single -- featuring guest vocals from Dâm-Funk -- catches the band with its hand in the cult-classic bargain bin yet again with a cover of Donnie and Joe Emerson's slow-jamming, super-sincere 'Baby.' (Check out the original, via YouTube, and Haunted Graffiti's cover, via SoundCloud.)
'Mature Themes' Track Listing:
1. 'Kinski Assassin'
2. 'Is This the Best Spot?'
3. 'Mature Themes'
4. 'Only in My Dreams'
6. 'Early Birds of Babylon'
7. 'Schnitzel Boogie'
8. 'Symphony of the Nymph'
9. 'Pink Slime'
10. 'Farewell American Primitive'
11. 'Live It Up'
12. 'Nostradomus and Me'
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti 2012 Tour Dates:
9/7 - Austin, Texas | Mohawk
9/8 - Dallas, Texas | Granada Theatre
9/10 - Atlanta, Ga. | Goat Farm (Goodson Yard Room)
9/11 - Carrboro, N.C. | Cat's Cradle
9/13 - Washington, DC | 9:30 Club
9/14 - New York, N.Y. | Webster Hall
9/15 - Philadelphia, Pa. | Union Transfer
9/16 - Boston, Mass. | Paradise Rock Club
9/18 - Montreal, Quebec | Cabaret Du Mile End
9/19 - Toronto, Ontario | Lee's Palace
9/20 - Oberlin, Ohio | Oberlin College
9/21 - Chicago, Ill. | Metro
9/22 - Minneapolis, Minn. | Fine Line Music Cafe
9/24 - Denver, Colo. | The Summit Music Hall
9/25 - Salt Lake City, Utah | Urban Lounge
9/27 - Vancouver, British Columbia | The Rickshaw Theatre
9/29 - Portland, Ore. | Wonder Ballroom