Based on his recent set at Detroit Bar in Orange County, California, we've decided that Ariel Pink shows are deceptively fun. One second, you're watching Pink pace around on stage with a reuseable grocery bag on his arm, and the next you're inadvertently dancing with goth hippies (if there is such a thing). While our knees and elbows got bruised up from our partners’ lack of coordination and body control, it was not enough to deter us from having a genuine good time. Ariel and Haunted Graffiti will be back on tour across North America in March so check them out if you can, and if you manage to find a copy, snatch up the Can't Hear My Eyes b/w Evolution's A Lie 7-inch that recently came out on Mexican Summer. Only 500 were made, but it's the first recording of Pink with the full Haunted Graffiti band and it is crazy good, especially the B-side.
January 28, 2009