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.

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Round and Round [Before Today, 2010]

 

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