Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Plano B, Porto, PortugalRecording Equipment: CA Cardioids > STC 9100 > Tascam DR-07
There hasn't been many gigs here in Porto lately -- the side effects of the Primavera Sounds in Barcelona are over and summer festivals are approaching... -- so I was highly anticipating Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti return to Portugal for a while. Like many other artists, I first heard of Ariel Pink some years ago from the writings of Mr Simon Reynolds, who recently chose The Doldrums (2004) as his favorite album of the 2000s. Despite his cult status, Ariel Pink is experiencing more recognition with his latest album, Before Today, than ever before. Luckily -- you never know what to expect in this venue, in general, and with Ariel Pink, in particular -- everything went right yesterday night. The sound was decent, the crowd was reacting and Ariel Pink and his band were in an excellent mood. They played for almost one and half hour (including two encores), but i could totally stay there all night listening to their weird, chilled, decadent pop songs. The recording is pretty cool too.
1. Menopause Man | 2. Poultry Heads | 3. One On One | 4. Bright Lit Blue Skies | 5. Flying Circles | 6. Revolution's a Lie | 7. Suicide Notice | 8. Strange Fires | 9. Among Dreams | 10. Fright Night (Nevermore) | 11. Don't Think Twice | 12. Round and Round | 13. Hardcore Pops Are Fun | 14. Gettin' High In The Morning | (Encore 1) | 15. Jules Lost His Jewels | 16. For Kate I Wait | (Encore 2) | 17. Every Night I Die At Miyagis | 18. L'estat (acc. to the widow's maid)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Bright Lit Blue Skies by ashtapes
Download: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti at Plano B