Pile – You’re Better Than This

The need to impose a narrative on a band is ridiculous if that band is transcendent. Here’s the plot behind the latest Exploding in Sound release: Pile is a band from New England. What we should talk about when we talk about Pile is not the story behind songwriter Rick Maguire’s personal struggles; it’s not how the band came to be and it’s not how the album was recorded in Omaha with producer Ben Brodin, a Saddle Creek veteran that also drummed on a Jason Mraz abum. What a lot of people do is talk about how other artists talk about Pile — namely Krill, whose EP Steve Hears Pile in Malden and Bursts into Tears is about that time Steve heard Pile in Malden, and then erupted in tears.

Release Date
March 03, 2015
Label
Exploding In Sound
Formats
digital, vinyl, cd
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