Ariel Pink announces series of archival and retrospective collections



“My career is a burden, but I can’t just fade out like a pathetic sore loser.”

Ariel Pink is releasing a new series of reissues and retrospective collections, Ariel Archives, via Mexican Summer, starting this October.

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Ariel Archives will include definitive reissues of Ariel Pink’s albums released between 1999 and 2004: UndergroundThe DoldrumsHouse Arrest, Lover BoyScared Famous, and Worn Copy.

The first instalment of the series begins Underground, Loverboy and Odditties Vol. 2, all three albums arrive on the 25th of October.

Alongside the announcement comes two new videos for forthcoming singles ‘Stray Here With Me’ from Odditties Vol. 2, a reworked version of ‘So Glad’ from Loverboy and a 10-minute video called ‘Chapter 8: Some Tutorials’.

Surplus material from this period to the present day will be highlighted in two new volumes of collected outtakes and non-album tracks, Oddities Sodomies Vol. 2 and Vol. 3., plus a new edition of Oddities Sodomies Vol. 1.

Head here for more info and check out the artwork for the first instalment below.