Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti have announced their new album, Mature Themes, is to be released on August 21st; it will be the band’s second for 4AD and the official follow-up to 2010′s breakthrough Before Today.
Ariel recently talked to David Bevan at SPIN.com about Mature Themes: “Sonically, it’s comparable (to Before Today),” Pink says of the new work. “There are definitely not any links to my lo-fi origins. It’s so diverse but so different from anything I’ve done before. In a sense, it’s really the record I wanted to make back when I made Before Today, but couldn’t due to pressures and different factors. We had time to let our hair down and try new things.”
The first single from the album will be a cover of Donnie and Joe Emerson’s ‘Baby’, which also features guest vocals from Dâm-Funk. The song will also be released on July 10th as a limited edition one-sided 12″. You can stream the single here :