Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – “Menopause Man” Live Video

Ariel Pink brought the slithering, uncomfortable “Menopause Man” to a Guardian UK live session. It’s a different vibe from first Before Today single “Round and Round“: “Rape me / castrate me / make me gay” goes one line in this ‘Menopause Man.” Better still is the song’s extended ending that simmers into muted guitar and drums, while Pink makes slurping and sucking noises into the mic.

UPDATE: The complete session is now up via 4AD

Before Today is out 6/8 via 4AD. You’ll have to see Ariel Pink on tour after that day (though they did an impressive one-off show in NYC earlier this month):

06/08 – Paris, France @ Point Emphere

06/10 – Brighton, UK @ Freebutt

06/11 – Bristol @ The Fleece

06/12 – Nottingham @ Spiky Van Dykes

06/13 – Glasgow @ Captain’s Rest

06/14 – Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club

06/15 – London @ The Scala

06/17 – Antwerp @ Pekfabrick

06/18 – Amsterdam @ De Nieuwe Anita

07/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex#

07/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s#

07/12 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir#

07/13 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s#

07/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore#

07/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge#

07/17 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird#

07/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Entry#

07/20 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall#

07/21 – Detroit, MI @ Pike Room#

07/22 – Toronto, ONT @ Mod Club#

07/23 – Montreal, PQ @ La Sala Rosa#

07/24 -New York, NY @ The Fillmore Irving Plaza#

07/25 – Boston, MA @ Middle East#

07/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ JB’s#

07/28 – Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel#

07/29 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506#

07/20 – Atlanta, GA @ Earl#

07/31 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree#

08/02 – Denton, TX @ Hailey’s#

08/03 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk#

08/05 – Tucson, AZ @ Plush#

08/06 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah#

08/07 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar#

* = w/ R. Stevie Moore

# = w/ Pearl Harbor & Magic Kids