no longer a bedroom venture, ariel pink's haunted graffiti is now a fully realized band and release their first album 4ad. six months in the making, 'before today' was recorded in part in encino at the house of blues (once tito jackson's home studio) with sunny levine (quincy jones' grandson) and rik pekkonen (bill withers, seals and crofts, bread) as well as at the band's home studios. the result is a beguiling mix of glam rock, west coast funk and merseybeat harmonies with a high-production sheen; a contrast to the corroded bedroom recordings that have fomented a fervent cult following over the past decade. standouts include the classic synth-rock 'i can't hear my eyes', 'revolution's a lie' with its pulsating motorik tints to their cover 'bright lit blue skies' (originally recorded by the rocking ramrods in 1966).

Ariel Pink

Before Today

4AD RECORDS
Album artwork for Before Today by Ariel Pink
LP

$20.99

LP

Released 06/21/2010Catalog Number

CAD-3X15-1

Ariel Pink

Before Today

4AD RECORDS
Album artwork for Before Today by Ariel Pink
LP

$20.99

LP

Released 06/21/2010Catalog Number

CAD-3X15-1

no longer a bedroom venture, ariel pink's haunted graffiti is now a fully realized band and release their first album 4ad. six months in the making, 'before today' was recorded in part in encino at the house of blues (once tito jackson's home studio) with sunny levine (quincy jones' grandson) and rik pekkonen (bill withers, seals and crofts, bread) as well as at the band's home studios. the result is a beguiling mix of glam rock, west coast funk and merseybeat harmonies with a high-production sheen; a contrast to the corroded bedroom recordings that have fomented a fervent cult following over the past decade. standouts include the classic synth-rock 'i can't hear my eyes', 'revolution's a lie' with its pulsating motorik tints to their cover 'bright lit blue skies' (originally recorded by the rocking ramrods in 1966).