While Ariel Pink gears up for tour with the Black Lips, the quirky singer-songwriter has announced two one-off specialty shows. As it's been noted, one is a performance accompanied by members of the Colorado Symphony and the other a show alongside Ash Ra Temple founding member Manuel Göttsching.
A new film by Josh and Benny Safdie entitled "Heaven Knows What" is based on Arielle Holmes' forthcoming memoir, "Mad Love in New York City." In the movie, which is based on a book about heroin addiction, Ariel Pink makes a cameo and even contributes to the soundtrack with the single, "I Need a Minute."
Ariel Pink is the latest aritst to be featured on "American Psycho/Less Than Zero" author Bret Easton Ellis' podcast. The two talked everything from last year's release, 'pom pom,' to this beef with Madonna on the public wire.
Ariel Pink is always up to no good. This time, he plays a creepy cab driver in a new short film, "Vagabond,: presented by the Melbourne festival Sugar Mountain (which takes place on January 24).
If Twitter were a publisher, then John Maus's latest post may be a legitimate manifesto against the mop-top mermaid Ariel Pink. Is he a misogynist or just a nymphomaniac? Well, Maus has some words on the topic. Pink, admittedly, hasn't come off as the most woman-loving artist on the scene, what with his recent jabs at Madonna and other women in the industry. But, Maus is not stabbing his outward facade — he is taking it to a more personal level. Maybe it lies in his lyrics, but Maus claims Pink's entire identity relies on theories of castration and wanting to "become-woman." Get in line, I am sure there is an entire culture behind hating Ariel and what he stands for.
Following his music video "Put Your Number in My Phone," Ariel Pink and his seven-person band of misfits have released their second visual installation for the forthcoming LP "pom pom." Pink and director Grant Singer reunite and bring you the collaboration music video for "Picture Me Gone," which he sang with the PS 22 chorus. But that's not all on the forefront for Pink. With an upcoming show at Los Angeles's Regent Theater Nov. 28, the mermaid musician kicks off a North American tour in San Francisco Feb. 7, ending at New York City's seminal Terminal 5 Feb. 25. For those living under a rock, Ariel Pink has been making some serious headway after an astounding performance at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right and righteous release of the single "Put Your Number in My Phone."
The alternate world the Ariel Pink reigns is somewhat unforgiving. However, Ariel has managed to keep himself a pop culture icon despite rants that resemble Glenn Beck, playing for children in NYC or simply talking about his favorite childhood hero (hint: it wasn't a hero by any standard).
Give the guy some love. Ariel Pink, while maybe not your daily dose of cliché pop, has carved a name for himself — and that means something. But according to Madonna and her camp, Pink is an unknown misogynist who will not be contributing to Madonna's upcoming record, of which he was asked to help write on. Perhaps Pink should have exercised more tact in this situation, saying that since Madonna's first LP, Ray of Light, her career has been on a "downward slide." While that could potentially be true, it is not good to slam the boss when they want you on a project. Songstress Grimes also weighed in.
Ariel Pink's latest performance at Baby's All Right has sparked some Internet buzz. With his forthcoming release, "pom pom," it was an assembly of with-it youngsters of all stripes, solidifying his firm grasp on the alternative culture.