“Dogs” by Pile

Boston, MA’s Pile have released “Dogs”, the latest track from their forthcoming fifth full-length album, A Hairshirt of Purpose, set for release on March 31 through Exploding In Sound Records. Pile have also announced a spring tour with Gnarwhal. All dates below.

A Hairshirt of Purpose was 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.” Pile have earned their following from years of DIY touring and a humble approach to their performances. Never afraid to switch styles, Pile’s music has morphed over the years, embracing both the ferocious and gentle sides of punk, indie, folk, and noise rock, delivering their own brand of intensity. Since coming together as a full band in 2009, Pile have toured as much as they possibly can, playing over 600 shows across the United States, Canada, UK and Europe.

TOUR DATES:
3/16 – Austin, TX @ The Velveeta Room ^
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 *

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

PILE
A HAIRSHIRT OF PURPOSE
EXPLODING IN SOUND RECORDS
MARCH 31, 2017

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

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