February 15, 2012
For Immediate Release
PILE ANNOUNCE MIDWEST TOUR DATES WITH FAT HISTORY MONTH + MORE
PILE EXPAND LINE-UP WITH THE RETURN OF MATT BECKER
Pile will take a break from the writing sessions for their upcoming album this March as the band hit the road with friends and Boston favorites, the ever amazing Fat History Month. Sharing a musical chemistry that will leave audiences stunned and shouting for more, the tour will kick off in Northampton, MA before heading to the Midwest and eventually winding its way back to the riotous basements of Allston, MA for a truly special homecoming show. The feedback and general reaction to Pile’s last run through the Midwest was so overwhelmingly positive, the band had to make their triumphant return. Pile will also play a handful of shows leading up to the tour along the East Coast; complete dates can be found below. The band’s restless touring schedule will continue this spring as the band have begun preparations to hit the road again in April/May before entering the studio.
We’re excited to announce that Pile expanded their line-up in January to include guitarist Matt Becker. Those familiar with the band will recognize Becker as Pile’s original bassist who performed on the band’s flawless sophomore effort Magic Isn’t Real and the Big Web 7” (recorded during the same sessions) before leaving the band for family obligations. Pile are thrilled to welcome Becker back into the fold as a guitarist, joining singer/guitarist Rick Maguire for a two headed assault of creative tunings, dirty inspired melodies, and brilliantly tangled riffs. Together with the stampeding rhythm section of drummer Kris Kuss and bassist Matt Connery, the band sound bigger than ever, bursting with the type of infectious energy that can turn any audience rowdy.
2/25 Brooklyn NY- Pubic Assembly - Round robin show w/ Fat History Month, Saralee, + more
3/8 Somerville MA - Starlab w/ Shores
3/9 New Paltz NY - TBA w/ Why+the+wires
3/22 Northampton MA - Sierra Grille w/ Speedy Ortiz*
3/23 Buffalo NY - The Jungle Gym*
3/24 Detroit MI - Garden Bowl*
3/25 Chicago IL - Casa Donde w/ The New Diet, Axis:Sova*
3/27 Columbus OH - Carabar*
3/29 Philly PA - Kung Fu Necktie w/ Ugh God*
3/30 New Paltz NY - Rt 32 Fest*
3/31 Allston MA - Wacky Castle w/ Grass is Green and State Champion*
4/9 Allston, MA – Great Scott
4/28 Charlotte NC - The Milestone
5/2 Allston, MA – O’Brien’s
* Dates with Fat History Month
The band are hard at work in the writing stages of their third full length record, the first to be released on Exploding In Sound Records, due out late summer/ early fall. For a taste of the new songs, be sure to check the band out live and prepare to lose your shit… it just tends to happen. In the meantime, be sure to check out Pile’s essential albums and EP via their official Bandcamp. Everything is available to stream and download at a “name-your-price” plan, so be sure to treat yourself and spread the word. Look out for more tour dates later this spring and much more to come.
Rick Maguire – vocals/guitar
Kris Kuss – drums
Matt Becker - guitar
Matt Connery – bass
See what the critics are saying…
“The next time Pile comes through town, it would be in your best interest to come out. They are something particularly special and worthy of your listening time and have the capabilities to captivate audiences of different archetypes with the same vigor of their own genre. They deserve a sold-out house…” – Creative Loafing: Charlotte
“Maguire's dense amp tone paired well with Matt Connery's slightly-fuzzed-up bass sound. Drummer Kris Kuss created huge sounds out of his standard four-piece kit. His sense of feel balanced his impressively precise technique, which anchored the magnificent noisiness of the more challenging songs of the set … The crowd dug it. So did this first-timer.” – Charleston City Paper
“Pile has surpassed the boundaries of conventional post-punk and alternative to create a mood all their own.” – Dig Boston
“…one of their openers, Pile, melted faces too…” – A Record Every Single Day
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