Ariel Pink's video demo 2010

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Some more tracks off the upcoming Before Today from Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti see the light of public streaming via a Youtube video with some appropriately VHS-ratty visuals.

The video seems to steer you dear listener towards the Shits and Giggles asides of the album, that is, the weirder, more nebulous bits of fractured AM radio meanderings. But having heard the whole album, we'd say that this isn't even the half of it, that the album is packed with monumental tunes, and that Before Today will get its Best New Music and still eat from the Wire table, too.

Our a-reportage has us steered in two directions. Stereogum reports it's the work of Ariel Pink, producer Sunny Levine, and art house org Dadabeat. Rosequartz quotes Nanuka. And we know you just want to get to the video:

Before Today tracklisting
01 Hot Body Rub
02 Bright Lit Blue Skies
03 L'estat (Acc. To The Widow's Maid)
04 Fright Night (Nevermore)
05 Round And Round
06 Beverly Kills
07 Butt-House Blondies
08 Little Wig
09 Can't Hear My Eyes
10 Reminiscences
11 Menopause Man
12 Revolution's A Lie

We admit to being virgins to Haunted Graffiti's live show, so we have no idea how you transmit radio vibes to a live crowd beyond making everyone where headsets or transmitting the soundboard through hundreds of giant old school cell phones. Either way, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti tour dates 2010:

4 – Mercury Lounge, New York

8 – Point Emphere, Paris
10 – Freebutt, Brighton
11 – Metropolis, Bristol
12 – Spiky Van Dykes, Nottingham
13 – Captain's Rest, Glasgow
14 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
15 – The Scala, London
17 – Pekfabriek, Antwerp
18 – De Nieuwe Anita, Amsterdam

9 – Los Angeles, CA Echo Plex
10 – San Francisco, CA Bimbo's
12 – Portland, OR Doug Fir
13 – Seattle, WA Neumo's
14 – Vancouver, BC Biltmore
16 – Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
17 – Denver, CO Bluebird
19 – Minneapolis, MN Entry
20 – Chicago, IL Lincoln
21 – Detroit, MI Pike Room
22 – Toronto, ONT Mod Club
23 – Montreal, PQ La Sala Rosa
24 – New York, NY Irving Plaza
25 – Boston, MA Middle East
27 – Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
28 – Washington, DC Rock N Roll Hotel
29 – Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
30 – Atlanta, GA Earl
31 – Birmingham, AL Bottle Tree

2 – Dallas, TX Hailey's
3 – Austin, TX Mohawk
5 – Tucson, AZ Plush
6 – San Diego, CA Casbah
7 – Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar