Pile share new single “Leaning on a Wheel”

Pile share new single "Leaning on a Wheel".

Pile have shared their new single “Leaning on a Wheel”. The track is off the Boston’s band forthcoming release A Hairshirt of Purpose, out March 31st, via Exploding in Sound. Pile, play March 14th in New Orleans.

Pile have never released the same album twice. A Hairshirt of Purpose, the band’s fifth album continues that tradition in a different light. Following the raw intensity and unpredictability of You’re Better Than This, the band settled down to create an album about “the joys of solitude” and “the inescapable selfishness of every action,” exploring the limits of the studio in the process. If their last album was a challenge to their audience, A Hairshirt of Purpose is a challenge to the band itself.

Recorded at home in Boston at The Record Co. the studio’s big windows and close proximity marked a change from the band’s previous recordings. Pile vocalist/guitarist Rick Maguire shared, “we were at home and we could see the sun, and I think both of those things lent themselves to a more focused and deliberate record.”

Since coming together as a full band in 2009, Pile have toured as much as their lives collectively allow, playing over 600 shows spread out over the US, Canada, UK and Europe

PILE
A HAIRSHIRT OF PURPOSE
EXPLODING IN SOUND RECORDS

1. Worms
2. Hissing For Peace
3. Rope’s Length
4. No Bone
5. Milkshake
6. Leaning On A Wheel
7. Texas
8. Hairshirt
9. I Don’t Want To Do This Anymore
10. Dogs
11. Making Eyes
12. Slippery
13. Fingers

TOUR DATES:
3/14 – New Orleans, LA @ Breezy’s (solo)
3/16 – Austin, TX @ The Velveeta Room ^
3/20 – Little Rock, AR @ Pine St (solo)
4/2 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
4/6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right *
4/7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Sunnyvale *
4/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
4/13 – Washington, DC @ DC9 *
4/14 – Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse *
4/15 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight *
4/16 – Nashville, TN @ Third Man Records *
4/17 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) *
4/18 – Birmingham, AL @ The Syndicate Lounge *
4/19 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder (Florida State University) *
4/20 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa *
4/21 – Houston, TX @ The Satellite Bar *
4/22 – Austin, TX @ Sidewinder *
4/23 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links *
4/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge *
4/27 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *
4/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
4/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop *
5/2 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
5/3 – Seattle, WA @ The Black Lodge *
5/5 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock *
5/6 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge *
5/7 – Omaha, NE @ River City Star *
5/9 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry *
5/10 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club *
5/11 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean *
5/12 – Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar *
5/13 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s *
5/14 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar *
5/26 – Hamburg, DE @ TBA
5/27 – Copenhagen, DK @ Underwerket
5/28 – Berlin, DE @ TBA
5/29 – Warsaw, PL @ Chmury
5/30 – Zagreb, HR @ Mochvara
5/31 – Belgrade, RS @ MKC Kombinat
6/1 – Szeged HU @ TBA
6/2 – Budapest, HU @ TBA
6/3 – Ljubljana, SI @ Club Channel Zero
6/4 – Ilirska Bistrica, SI @ MKNZ
6/6 – Vienna AT @ Curtain
6/7 – Prague, CZ @ Fatal Music Club
6/8 – Leipzig, DE @ TBA
6/9 – Nuremberg, DE @ Z-Bau
6/10 – Milan, IT @ Spazio Ligera
6/12 – Zurich, CH @ Bosch Bar
6/13 – Bern, CH @ Rössli
6/14 – Paris, FR @ La Mécanique Ondulatoire
6/15 – Lille, FR @ TBA
6/16 – Nottingham, UK @ Stuck on a Name Studios
6/17 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
6/18 – Glasgow, UK @ Hug & Pint
6/19 – Manchester, UK @ Gulliver’s
6/20 – Bristol, UK @ The Crofters Rights
6/21 – London, UK @ Corsica Studios
6/22 – Brussels, BE @ Atelier 2010
6/23 – Liege, BE @ La Fête de la Musique
6/24 – Groningen, NL @ De Spieghel
6/25 – Amsterdam, NL @ TBA

^ Rick Maguire solo @ Exploding In Sound SXSW Showcase
* w/ Gnarwhal