Fun Fest Preview: Ariel Pink & Haunted Graffiti

It’s that time of year folks.  You thought you had just finished recovering from ACL, but just around the corner is one of our best kept secrets: Fun Fun Fun Fest.  We’ll be bringing you our insight into the band’s you need to see why you’re out at the festvial.  First up, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti.

Ariel Pink (aka Ariel Rosenberg) has been making recordings for quite some time, beginning back in the early OOs as home-recordings, but he’s since progressed to a more blues-infused psychedelia.  Often times people confuse his work with soul and classic  tunes from days gone by, which is perfectly okay for a lot of us.

If you’re looking for an entertaining band to go with your music, then you’ll need to see these guys, as singe Ariel resembles a bit of the bastard son of Kurt and Courtney, stomping all over their grunge souls with his flowery lo-fi bluesy garage rock. Not only that, but you really have to see bassist Tim Koh.  I mean, I’m a huge fan of live music, and I love to watch supreme musicianship; Tim Koh is a killer bassist.  Despite his lack of movement on stage, just watch his fingers walk all over that fret board. Amazing. 

One of my favorite things about watching these guys perform is that you can’t really walk away.  Festivals have the tendency to lead you to wander around, so as to check out the highlights.  But, do not wander from this stage, as you’re likely to miss some intimate moment, some deranged rant of spoken word, something glorious.  You never know exactly what you’ll get when you check out Ariel Pink, and that’s precisely what will make them the perfect band to see at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010.

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Download: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round and Round [MP3]

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