Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti shares cover art & track list for Mature Themes

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti shares cover art & track list for Mature Themes Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti will release its new album, Mature Themes, on Aug. 21, it’s the band’s second album for 4AD and the official follow-up to its 2010 breakthrough album, Before Today. That’s the cover art above, and the full track list is below. The first single from the album is a cover of Donnie and Joe Emerson’s “Baby,” and features guest vocals from Dam-Funk. The song will also be released on July 10 as a limited edition one-sided 12″ via 4AD. Dam-Funk will also open up several dates of APHG’s Fall tour (see full dates below).

“Sonically, it’s comparable,” Pink says of the new work, 13 or 14 songs he’s only recently penned. “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.”

Pink was able to bring in a large cache of vocal melodies and song foundations he’d previously recorded to his new phone. “Getting my first Android phone changed my life,” he explains. “I don’t have to memorize everything. I can put ideas down on the fly and save them for a rainy day, which is something I never had the luxury of doing in the past. I’ve got this great talent for co-opting memories at random – this time I’ve got a hundred ideas on a moment’s notice.”

06-24 Tokyo, Japan – Hostess Club Weekender (Ebisu Garden Hall)
06-25 Osaka, Japan – Conpass
09-07 Austin, TX – Mohawk *$
09-08 Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre *$
09-10 Atlanta, GA – Goat Farm (Goodson Yard Room) *$
09-11 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle*$
09-13 Washington DC – 9:30 Club *$
09-14 New York, NY – Webster Hall *!
09-15 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *%
09-16 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club *%
09-18 Montreal, Quebec – Cabaret Du Mile End *%
09-19 Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace *%
09-20 Oberlin, OH – Oberlin College *
09-21 Chicago, IL – Metro*#
09-22 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe*#
09-24 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall*#
09-25 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge*#
09-27 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Rickshaw Theatre*
09-29 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom*
10-01 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club *#
10-05 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre *

* = w/ Bodyguard
$ = w/ Moon Diagrams
! = w/ TEEN
% = w/ Phedre
# = w/ Dâm-Funk

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Mature Themes
Street Date: Aug. 21, 2012

Track List:

1. Kinski Assasin
2. Is This The Best Spot?
3. Mature Themes
4. Only In My Dreams
5. Driftwood
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 & Me
13. Baby


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