Ariel Pink / Michael Alan Alien
The Opera

yyyyyyyyyy’oh. My new faav thing is to get with them Facebooks and write a bunch of apolitical graffiti comments on “Humans of [City/Area]” pictures. Like, “Love the boots, Alan.” Or, like when a dude is holding a walking stick and I link ‘em to a fucking page-by-page manual on how to make a walking stick. I’m buggin’. YES! Just linked jDean up with Humans of Syracuse. Mission accomplished. I. Cannot. Stop. Myself.

Ariel Pink won’t be stopped either. Just as The Attitude Era did for Dean & Inga (and “Baby”), Ariel is bringing rawness [slash] new traxx [slash] that50 [slash] “hi!” [slash] wiener alert [slash] too late. From Mutant Sounds:

Tying everything up with a incestuous Pink bow, our previous collaborator Ariel Pink has now seen fit to lock loins with our current collaborator, New York art world wunkerkind Michael Alan for two (count ‘em two) tracks of brand new material for your perusal. With all the wall to wall hubbub being generated by the new Haunted Graffiti album, you’d think that 10+ minutes of even newer Ariel Pink music floating around on Soundclouds would elicit some meaningful attention, but this has somehow slipped under virtually everyone’s wire ‘til now. Serendipitously enough, our promotion of this collaboration perfectly coincides with our own long planned giveaway in full .wav audio quality of both of the albums that my band Vas Deferens Organization made with Ariel just prior to his 4AD world domination campaign, specifically the Ariel Pink With Added Pizzazz-s/t 12” EP and the Shits And Giggles-Trick Or Treat LP, both released on our label Free Dope And Fucking In The Streets (now Puer Gravy). The Added Pizzazz EP notably includes the glorious full length version of the track “Hot Body Rub”, i.e. The Added Pizzazz track that Ariel cleverly appropriated (and drastically edited) for use on Before Today and which precedes the arrival of the actual band Haunted Graffiti by several minutes.

Download Shits And Giggles
Download Ariel Pink With Added Pizzazz

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Part 2:

Enjoy the new jams!!

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