Ariel Pink is most certainly not above shameless publicity stunts, as it turns out. Over the weekend the Southern California rocker announced via Facebook “BROKE UP THE BAND TODAY HAUNTED GRAFFITI R.I.P.” Well, as we speculated, the news turned out to be hoax.
Pink’s publicist recently told Pitchfork that there is “no truth” to the breakup. Fans, then, can still look forward to plenty more from Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. The band’s second official album together, Mature Themes, is due out August 21 in the U.S. (a day earlier overseas) via 4AD. [P4K]