On August 21st, psychedelic pop-freak folk darlings Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti will release Mature Themes, the follow-up to their 2010 debut album, Before Today.
Unlike its predecessor, the songwriting process for the new album gave Pink and his band time to develop things without dealing with a time crunch. “We had time to develop things without the clock rolling,” Pink recently told Rolling Stone. “It’d been about five years since I had an opportunity to sit down and develop things, which is something that has been bothering me. That’s the opportunity I got with this record.”
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti embark on a North American tour this summer in support of their forthcoming release and will stop at the 9:30 Club on September 13th. Also taking the stage that evening will be BODYGUARD and Moon Diagrams. You can listen to “Baby” from the new album while you patiently wait for the release and then the show.
We’ve been celebrating DC all week by giving away tickets to DC shows every day, including one each day from 9:30 Club for recently announced shows that have just gone on sale.
Want to snag a pair of tickets to the show? In the comment box below, tell us your favorite DC-based band or musician.
I’m going to go with Fugazi.
The winner will be chosen at noon on Tuesday, June 19th.