Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Loverboy – Double Vinyl Records
Loverboy is an album by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, the musical project led by American recording artist Ariel Pink.
The album was originally self-released by Ariel Pink in 2002 and later reissued by Paw Tracks in 2006.
Loverboy is characterized by a lo-fi and eclectic musical style. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti is known for its experimental approach, blending elements of psychedelic pop, lo-fi recording techniques, and a nostalgic, retro sound.
Loverboy was recorded by Ariel Pink at home using a multitrack recorder. The DIY recording approach contributes to the raw and unpolished quality of the album. The lyrics of “Loverboy” are known for their dreamlike and surreal quality, which is a characteristic feature of Ariel Pink’s songwriting. Loverboy fits into the overall lo-fi and experimental aesthetic of the project. The album showcases Ariel Pink’s unique approach to music production and songwriting.
The release of Loverboy aligns with the lo-fi or cassette culture movement, where artists embraced DIY recording methods and self-released their music on cassette tapes. The reissue of Loverboy by Paw Tracks in 2006 contributed to a wider audience discovering Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti.
The Loverboy album have gained retrospective acclaim, with Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti being recognized for its influence on the lo-fi indie music scene. Loverboy is a notable album within the context of Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti’s discography, showcasing the artist’s experimental and lo-fi sound that has left an impact on the broader indie music landscape.
Transferred and remastered from original tapes as part of the Mexican Summer Ariel Archives/Kitchen Club reissue series.
Recorded between September 2001 – June 2002 at 1245 Norton Street (Los Angeles, CA) on 8-track Yamaha MT8X
Brand new, never played and still in the factory plastic
Don’t Talk to Strangers
Didn’t It Click
She’s My Girl
Older Than Her Years
I Don’t Need Enemies
Let’s Get Married Tonite
The Birds Sing In You