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Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today mp3 album

  • Performer: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
  • Title: Before Today
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: UK & Europe
  • Released: 2010
  • Style: Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock
  • MP3 album: 1499 mb
  • FLAC album: 1651 mb
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 558
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today mp3 album

The album marked Pink's debut on the record label 4AD. It was his first official LP of new recordings since 2003's Worn Copy and his first written and recorded with a supporting band, referred to in the liner notes as "Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti".

Ariel Pink's best songs are surprising, and there's a real sense of musical delight on Before Today ; the sections sound logical but never predictable, and there are wild bridges and short bits that emerge seemingly randomly but wind up taking the song somewhere unexpected. So "L'estat (Acc. to the Widow's Maid)" goes from a rollicking organ-led opening section to a catchy call-and-response chorus hook the Monkees might have liked to a short double-time instrumental section to a jubilant coda, and all the while the stitches never show. Since a number of these songs exist in earlier versions on other records, it's easy to hear how they benefit from Before Today 's more worked-over approach.

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Ariel Pink rose to indie prominence with a wry, murky take on '70s AM radio pop-like a beach party imagined by someone who had never left the house. Fleshed out by a full band and more conventional production, Before Today was the moment Pink peeked out from the underground-a cleaner but no less fascinating version of the perverted pop he’d been making on his own for years. At the album’s heart is Round and Round, whose melancholic, Billie Jean -style strut breaks through the clouds and into an after-school sing-along. Before Today Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti.

Ariel Pink calls Before Today his first album. Technically, that’s far from the truth - he has more than a few collections of songs under his belt, but many of those albums, such as House Arrest, Lover Boy, and Scared Famous, came from a creative burst Pink had in the early 2000s and were issued and reissued well into the decade. During that time, he became the father of chillwave, an entire genre inspired by his mix of ‘70s and ‘80s AM pop touchstones and woozily nostalgic lo-fi production

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti. Before Today Tracklist. 1. Hot Body Rub Lyrics. 2. Bright Lit Blue Skies Lyrics. 3. L'Estat (Acc. to the Widow's Maid) Lyrics.

I can't decide if this album is pure genius, or completely rediculous insanity, probably a combination of both, either way, I cannot stop listening to it, I've played the album over 20 times now and still can't even begin to express my love and obsession with this album!

Ariel Pink's sound is not about lulls of cheesily effected psych-pop guitars. It's not about his purposeful "lo-fi" sound and the distortion and manipulation of the pop structure. Nay, his spastic and diverse sound is rooted in what is a formulaic concept, and that is clashing nostalgia with his twisted, home-recorded personality. But Before Today finds Ariel Pink picking and selecting through his endless collection of home recorded pieces and applying them to his newer lo-fi emulation of various New Wave and Bubblegum bands alike. Can't Hear My Eyes has been part of his repertoire for most of his career, and it's presence on the new album has switched from a dreary dream pop song to a fusion, late 80s ballad with absolutely no eccentricities, with the exception of the "aha" aspect of an obscure indie artist interpolating irrelevant commercial styles of the past.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Hot Body Rub
Alto Saxophone – Jim LehnertBaritone Saxophone – Jim LehnertBass Guitar – Aaron GonzálezDrums – Stefan GonzálezEngineer – Vas Deferens OrganizationGuitar – Ariel PinkOrgan [Farfisa] – Ariel PinkProducer – Vas Deferens OrganizationTrumpet – Dennis González*Violin – Tamara CaubleVocals – Ariel Pink, Eric Lumbleau
2 Bright Lit Blue Skies
Written-By – Ronn Campisi
3 L'Estat 4:27
4 Fright Night (Nevermore) 3:35
5 Round And Round
Mastered By – Christian Wright
6 Beverly Kills 3:57
7 Butt House Blondies 3:28
8 Little Wig
Words By – APHG*
9 Can't Hear My Eyes
Backing Vocals – Chris Cohen, Nedelle TorrisiSaxophone – Max "Sax" Kaplan*
10 Reminiscenes 2:34
11 Menopause Man 4:01
12 Revolution's A Lie 3:50

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – House Of Blues Studios
  • Recorded At – Stella Studios
  • Recorded At – Haunted Studios
  • Recorded At – Klearlight Studios
  • Mastered At – Golden Mastering
  • Mastered At – Abbey Road Studios
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – 4AD Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – 4AD Ltd.
  • Glass Mastered At – Arvato Digital Services Bertelsmann, USA – J738302


  • Artwork – Douglas Lee
  • Engineer – HG* (tracks: 2 to 12), Rick Pekkonen* (tracks: 2 to 12), Sunny Levine (tracks: 2 to 12)
  • Mastered By – John Golden (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 12)
  • Mixed By – Haunted Graffiti*
  • Music By – Ariel Pink (tracks: 1, 3, 6), APHG* (tracks: 4, 5, 7 to 9, 11)
  • Performer [Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti] – Aaron Sperske, Ariel Pink, Cole M.G.N., Kenny Gilmore, Tim Koh
  • Producer – Haunted Graffiti* (tracks: 2 to 12), Sunny Levine (tracks: 2 to 12)
  • Words By – Ariel Pink (tracks: 1, 3 to 7, 9, 11)


Recorded at House of Blues Studios, Stella Studios, and Haunted Studios in Los Angeles, October 2009 to February 2010, except for "Hot Body Rub", recorded at Klearlight Studios, Dallas, TX.

Mastered at Golden Mastering, Ventura, CA, except for "Round And Round", mastered at Abbey Road Studios, London.

℗&© 2010 4AD Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 6 52637 30152 6
  • Matrix / Runout: CAD3X15CD/J738302
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L028

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CAD3X15CD Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti Before Today ‎(CD, Album) 4AD CAD3X15CD UK & Europe 2010
CAD3X15CD Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti Before Today ‎(CD, Album) Soyuz Music, 4AD CAD3X15CD Russia 2010
CAD3X15 Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti Before Today ‎(LP, Album) 4AD CAD3X15 UK & US 2010
HN764CD Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti Before Today ‎(CD, Album) High Note Records, 4AD HN764CD Asia 2010
CAD 3X15CD Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti Before Today ‎(CD, Album, Promo) 4AD CAD 3X15CD US 2010

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