Since he first got his break in 2004, Ariel Pink has been hard at work assembling a collective of veteran musicians and attempting to recreate the avant-garde compositions found on his records. Fans will be able to judge the success of the operation this month when he hits the road for the Thanks Mom I’m Dead tour.

Joining him will be keyboardist Kenny Gilmore, White Magic bassist Tim Koh, Jimi Hey, who has played the drums for everyone from The Rapture to Indian Jewelry, and guitarist Cole M. Greif-Neill (who wins the prize for the best name ever). The crew will be traveling with rare vinyl copies of 2004’s The Doldrums to hand out, along with limited edition, tour-only records.

07/19 San Francisco, CA: Cell Space
07/21 Salt Lake City, UT: Kilby Court
07/22 Denver, CO: Larimer Lounge
07/24 Omaha, NE: Slowdown
07/25 Minneapolis, MN: 7th Street Entry
07/26 Chicago, IL: Empty Bottle
07/27 Toronto, ON: TBA
07/28 Montreal, QC: Zoobizarre
07/29 Boston, MA: TT The Bears
07/30 New York, NY: Knitting Factory
07/31 New Haven, CT: People’s Center
08/01 Philadelphia, PA: M Room
08/02 Baltimore, MD: Sonar
08/04 Atlanta, GA: Eyedrum
08/05 Tallahassee, FL: Beta Bar
08/06 Baton Rouge, LA: Spanish Moon
08/07 Houston, TX: Walter’s on Washington
08/08 Denton, TX: Hailey’s
08/09 Austin, TX: Hailey’s
08/11 Tucson, AZ: Plush
08/12 Los Angeles, CA: Echo
08/13 Costa Mesa, CA: TBA

MP3: “L’estat (According To The Widows)”