Pile Stream “Special Snowflakes”


Pile is a band I have long been fond of. Though they have long been on Exploding in Sound Records, the label only really took off after last year’s positive Pitchfork review of Speedy Ortiz’s Major Arcana, though it should be noted that Ovlov’s am. was another highlight of 2013. That said, Pile may just be the next big thing from the Boston DIY scene; Stereogum and Pitchfork have both already weighed in, and feedback on the song from their new 7″, titled “Special Snowflakes,” is sweepingly positive.

No word yet on whether the b-side, “Mama’s Lipstick,” is equally as epic, but this song has Pile sweeping the likes of prog and math rock, all while keeping their grungy sense of melody and hooks. The track is a seven-minute tour de force of everything worthwhile in rock today. You can stream the song and check out their tour dates with Speedy Ortiz and Big Ups after the break.

02/17 – Cambridge, MA @ Charlie’s Kitchen w/ Roomrunner & Multicult
03/06 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat w/ Speedy Ortiz & Big Ups
03/07 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Music Festival
03/08 – New Orleans, LA @ The Saturn Bar w/ Speedy Ortiz & Big Ups
03/10 – McAllen, TX @ Galax Z Fair III
03/12 – Austin, TX (SXSW)
03/13 – Austin, TX (SXSW)
03/14 – Austin, TX (SXSW)
03/15 – Austin, TX (SXSW)
03/16 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Live Oak
03/17 – Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar w/ Speedy Ortiz
03/20 – Iowa City, IA
03/21 – Omaha, NE
03/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fuck Mtn.
03/23 – Marquette MI
03/24 – Chicago IL
03/25 – Pittsburgh PA
03/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House w/ Swearin’ & Gunk
03/30 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott w/ Disco Doom, Ovlov, LVL UP & Krill

Dan Bogosian

I finished school with a music theory degree. Before I finished school, I was a janitor. You really should apologize to all the janitors you've ever had. You hurt them. Seriously. You did.

But, now that we've cleared that up and you called your high school janitor, know that I quit being a janitor to pursue writing about music. So here I am, and here you are, and hey how are you?
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