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Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti are still a band, despite what Ariel Pink thinks

By | Published on Tuesday 12 June 2012

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

He may have barely announced his new record, ‘Mature Themes’, but Ariel Pink is already under the impression he has parted ways with his band, Haunted Graffiti, even if no one else thinks so.

Writing via his personal Facebook page, the LA-based artist – real name Ariel Marcus Rosenberg – said: “BROKE UP THE BAND TODAY. HAUNTED GRAFFITI RIP”. Though as conceivable as such a statement possibly sounds, it appears it’d be wise to take Pink’s post with a sceptical pinch of salt. Asked if there was any truth to the declaration, the folks over at the band’s record label 4AD have said they “aren’t quite sure” why it was published and describe Pink et al as being “still very much together”.

Pink, of course, is known as a notoriously temperamental character, an example of this being his strange on-stage behaviour at last year’s Coachella.

That, or the post he wrote prior to the break-up note: “Cut my heart out and drink my blood. You’ll never be my friend again, kinski assassin. You choose war – you despise justice with your timid heart and feeble mind so come! Bask in the black magic of self-destruction and self-delusion/confusion, you belong to Satan now”.

I rest my case.