RIYL: R. Stevie Moore, John Maus, Atlas Sound
Label: Mexican Summer
The Lark of Los Angeles, Ariel Pink, is officially getting the retrospective treatment in the form of a 10-album sprawl titled Ariel Archives, excavating his significantly prolific (and oft-overlooked) years between 1999-2004.¬† Similar to the lofi DIYers before him like R. Stevie Moore and Daniel Johnston, Ariel finds empowerment in his constraints. Before Ariel ever dreamed there would be a larger audience interested in his off-kilter gutter pop, the bedroom recording studio was his laboratory.¬† If you’re a fan of Haunted Graffiti, but have yet to mine Pink’s early incantations and warped vignettes, now’s your opportunity to do it right.¬† The first installment includes exclusive pink vinyl treatments of Loverboy, Underground and Oddities Sodomies Vol.2.
“But Dave, $200 is a lot of cash.¬† Chauncey, my pet Maltese, needs emergency heart surgery and I just got fired from the cannery for too many absences.” YOLO, my friend. Sell some plasma, some video games, some ass, get creative…and just think of the savings. The black vinyl is $23 and these limited colored vinyl copies equate to $20 a pop.¬† You can’t afford not to go for this.¬† Give Chauncey my love, though.
ARIEL ARCHIVES IS A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF REISSUES AND RETROSPECTIVE COLLECTIONS CULLED FROM A TREASURE TROVE OF MATERIAL RECORDED AND RELEASED BY ARIEL PINK AS ARIEL PINK‚ÄôS HAUNTED GRAFFITI BETWEEN 1999 AND 2004.
THE KITCHEN CLUB VINYL BUNDLE OFFERS EXCLUSIVE AND LIMITED COLOR EDITIONS OF EACH OF THE TEN ALBUMS BEING ISSUED IN FOUR CYCLES OVER THE COURSE OF 2019 AND 2020.
INSTALLMENT 1 FALL 2019 - LOVERBOY, UNDERGOUND, AND ODDITTIES SODOMIES VOL. 2.
INSTALLMENT 2 WINTER 2020 - TBA
INSTALLMENT 3 SUMMER 2020 - TBA
INSTALLMENT 4 WINTER 2020 - TBA
PAYMENT FOR ALL RECORDS WILL TAKEN UP FRONT AND RECORDS WILL SHIP AS THEY ARE RELEASED.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive