A few years ago the band HEALTH created a mix-tape of songs for Music Is Art that included the band Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. After one listen, it was easy to be hooked. The way their lo-fi sounds attribute different freak folk melodies of pain, lust and anxiety. It’s everything you want from a west coast band, the overall music feels as if certain nostalgic elements belong in a golden Polaroid from the 1970s, while their hazy choruses melt into nothing but grand memories.
Round and Round [Before Today, 2010]