Ariel Pink - Mature Themes

Via press release, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti announced plans for their Before Today follow-up Mature Themes earlier today. It’s out on 8/21 and it includes the recent single, the Donnie & Joe Emerson cover “Baby” as its closing track. Scan the entire tracklist below.

01 “Kinski Assasin”
02 “Is This The Best Spot?”
03 “Mature Themes”
04 “Only In My Dreams”
05 “Driftwood”
06 “Early Birds of Babylon”
07 “Schnitzel Boogie”
08 “Symphony Of The Nymph”
09 “Pink Slime”
10 “Farewell American Primitive”
11 “Live It Up”
12 “Nostradomus & Me”
13 “Baby”

It’s out 8/21 in the U.S. and 8/20 in the UK on 4AD.

Comments (8)
  1. so excited for this record. holding out hope that “Only in My Dreams” is a re-recording of “Among Dreams”

  2. The outlook for music this year went from grim to amazing real quick.

    • how is the outlook grim??

    • I felt the same way for the first 5 months of this year and then last month hit and EVERY awesome band announce albums. Now my friends are annoyed that I’m like a giddy fanboy brimming with enthusiasm for album that aren’t even out yet but forget them! Awesome music!

      • I’m still reeling from all the new releases within the past month:

        Japandroids, Lemonade, Beach House, The Walkmen, SpaceGhostPurrp, El-P, Killer Mike, Fiona Apple, Peaking Lights, Clams Casino…

        I still haven’t figured out a way to listen to them all at once. But I’m trying!!!

  3. Oh Lord. They’re closing the album with that “Baby” cover?

    Ariel Pink’s got a leg-up on best last track of the year in that case.

    • I’m going to have to hear it in the context of the album (and more times at at that) because the secret song at the end of the Beach House album is, not only, my favorite song on that album but quite possibly my favorite song of the year and it’s going to have to fight hard to beat it.

  4. The cover art alone for “Mature Themes” is already better and more creative than probably any other release of the year so far. I also love the titles of these songs – classic APHG cracked out weird, witty word play. Even though Ariel said in some interview that they’ve left their lo-fi qualities in the past, “Baby” basically sounds like it could be an awesome “Before Today” B-side. Hyped for this album.

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