Ariel Pink - godfather of the glo-fi, hypnagogic pop and chill-wave movements - has been dropped by his record label Mexican Summer following the musician’s involvement at the Trump rally in Washington D.C. on Wednesday January 6. The label tweeted that it had “decided to end [its] working relationship” with the artist “moving forward.”
His now former record label Mexican Summer previously released Ariel Pink's latest album, ‘Dedicated to Bobby Jameson’, and was set to release ‘Odditties Sodomies Vol. 1’, ‘Sit n’ Spin’, ‘Odditties Sodomies Vol. 3’ and ‘Scared Famous/FF>>’ on January 29 as the final instalments in its Ariel Archives series.
On January 7, a picture of Ariel Pink - a.k.a. Ariel Rosenberg - had been shared in a private instagram posts. In the picture Ariel Pink was shown together with singer John Maus and director Alex Lee Moyer. Rosenberg later confirmed that he had attended Capitol protests to “peacefully” support US President Donald Trump. He wrote on his 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.”
Rosenberg also directly denied being part of the mob which later stormed the Capitol building.