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Ariel Pink is firmly in control of Haunted Graffiti
Ariel Pink is firmly in control of Haunted Graffiti

Ariel Pink seems quintessentially L.A. He's lived virtually his entire life in Los Angeles and can't imagine living anywhere else. He's written songs with titles like "Beverly Kills" and "Life in L.A.," and echoes of the city's musical past reverberate across his albums, from the Byrds and Love to Fleetwood Mac and the Germs' Darby Crash. Yet the frontman-leader of Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti says that, compared with the cult love he gets elsewhere, "I'm nothing in L.A. It's been at the same level for the last 10 years." Maybe that's why Pink, who lives in Highland Park, is talking up his new record "Before...

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