Ariel Pink has been dropped by his file label Mexican Summer. The label tweeted that it has “decided to end [its] working relationship” with the artist “moving forward.” Mexican Summer had been set to launch Odditties Sodomies Vol. 1, Sit n’ Spin, Odditties Sodomies Vol. 3, and Scared Famous/FF>> on January 29 as the ultimate installments of its “Ariel Archives” sequence. Pitchfork has contacted Mexican Summer concerning the way forward for the releases.
On January 7, it was reported that Ariel Pink was in attendance at a pro-Trump rally that befell on the White House garden on January 6, shortly earlier than a whole bunch of insurrectionists, a few of them armed, gained entry to the U.S. Capitol constructing.
Pink confirmed his attendance on the rally, writing on Twitter, “i was in dc to peacefully show my support for the president… i attended the rally on the white house lawn and went back to hotel and took a nap. case closed.” He has mentioned he was not a part of the mob that stormed the Capitol.