West Coast Calamities

Ariel Pink & Haunted Graffiti


A definitive collection from Ariel Pink.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from December 2021.

ISBN: 9781944860325 Category:

Ariel Pink


The vast and surreal musical catalog of Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, once unknown to all but a small circle of friends and peers on the early-2000s LA freak scene, has grown tremendously in listenership and notoriety, becoming both a touchstone for the era and an acknowledged influence on our weirdo pop present. But while the tunes have been canonized, criticized, and endlessly dissected, the unique circumstances leading to their creation remain mysterious. Now, on the heels of the Ariel Archives set of comprehensive reissues undertaken by Mexican Summer, Untitled APHG Book sets out to tell the unvarnished story of the Haunted Graffiti era in scrapbook form. Drawing from a massive trove of documentation and ephemera as well as archival interviews and reflections from friends, witnesses, and collaborators, the book is a document of relentless creative pursuit-and a celebration of the fertile and undersung artistic community that fed one of the most singular musical projects of the new century.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 19.1 x 25.4 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 31 December 2021
Number of pages 240
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 19.1 x 25.4 cm
Weight 300 g


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Ariel Pink (Ariel Rosenberg) is a musician, performer, producer and visual artist from Los Angeles. From 1996 to 2003, he made hundreds of cassettes of home recordings that, under the name Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, set new standards in pop, rock, and psychedelic music. His new output over the last decade has cemented an utterly unique legacy, and his last album, Dedicated to Bobby Jameson, was released in 2017.