Ariel Pink is an American singer/songwriter treasure. Ariel first broke onto the scene in 2002 with the Ballbearings Pinatas release of “House Arrest/Lover Boy.” A few years later indie rock “it” band Animal Collective signed Ariel to their Paw Tracks label. Ever since, the Los Angeles-based artist has been making a name for himself with his lo-fi indie pop songs and dynamic live performances.
After forming his band Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, he signed to the 4AD label where in 2010 released the Pitchfork-approved album Before Today, which featured the songs “Round and Round,” "L'estat (Acc. to the Widow's Maid)" and the popular “Beverly Kills.”
Pink quickly followed it up in 2011 by collaborating with fellow Los Angeles-Native, coL, on the Similarly Different EP, and then again in 2012 with the critically acclaimed Mature Themes album.
His 2014 album, pom pom, is his first album since ditching his band name, Haunted Graffiti, and features a number of songs co-written by infamous record producer/musician Kim Fowley (“Jell-O,” “Plastic Raincoats In The Pig Parade,” “Nude Beach A Go-Go,” “Sexual Athletics,” and “Exile On Frog Street”). The album also featured appearances from popular rapper Azealia Banks and edgy French singer-songwriter Soko.
Ariel Pink is now also foraying into writing for and with other artists including Charli XCX (“London Queen”), Azealia Banks (“Nude Beach A Go-Go”), Lawrence Rothman and Sky Ferreira.