Monday, October 31, 2011

PILE Release New Single on Boston Music Compilation, Tour Dates + More!

For all those not yet on PILE's mailing list, the band has recently sent out a message detailing their upcoming late Fall/Winter tour, a brand new song featured on BOSTON HASSLE: A Boston Underground Music Compilation released by the fine folks at BODIES OF WATER Arts and Crafts on a wearable button, and plans for a possible European tour. Read all the info below and be sure to get in touch with us here at Exploding In Sound Records or PILE if you'd like to help fill in any of the tour plans.

Fall/Winter Tour Dates:

11/19 Somerville MA - The Rosebud w/ Sherman Burns, Fax Holiday, Dead Cat Dead Rats, Mutt, Mod Gun
11/28 Philadelphia PA - Kung Fu Necktie w/ Ugh God, Psychic Teens, Wives
11/29 Norfolk VA - The New Belmont
11/30 Somewhere NC
12/1 Charleston SC - The Tin Roof
12/2 Savannah GA - The Jinx
12/3 Orlando FL - Big Girl's House
12/4 Tallahassee FL - The Farside
12/5 Jacksonville FL - The Burro Bar
12/6 Atlanta GA - 529
12/7 Athens GA - The Caledonia Lounge w/ Hunter Morris (Gift Horse)
12/8 Charlotte - The Milestone
12/9 Williamsburg VA - The Meridian
12/10 New Brunswick NJ - The Alamo
12/11 Brooklyn NY w/ Quilty, The Library is on Fire, Ovlov
1/28 Allston MA - Berfest

If anyone wants to help with any of the TBA places that would be super duper, so please get in touch. All options are appreciated. Most of the stuff is already in the works but we're open to suggestions.


"We gots a new champagne jam. It's called 'Pigeon Song' and it's on a comp that the dudes from Bodies of Water are putting out. It's on a button!

STREAM THE SONG HERE [along with tracks from Fat History Month, Doomstar!, Skimask, Kal Marks + more)!! You can buy the entire compilation on a convenient button HERE!


Exploding in Sound Records is going to put out our next record. Probably early fall/late summer of next year.


PILE are trying to head to Europe in late August/early September of 2012. Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark... if anyone is interested in helping make this happen, please get in touch! We're going to try our best to make this happen, and anything anyone can offer regarding how to make this possible, please do. There's a smooch waiting from PILE bassist Matt Connery for those that help!


Later this Fall, Connery will be releasing a compilation with another new PILE track featured on it. The release will also feature tracks from Fax Holiday, Mutt, Hel Toro, Sherman Burns, and so much more.

Also, the PILE website has lots more fun stuff.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011



PILE sign with new label Exploding In Sound Records

Entering the studio in the spring to record their highly anticipated follow up to last year's Magic Isn't Real.

Exploding In Sound Records is beyond thrilled to announce that the first band signed to the freshly launched label is none other than Boston favorites PILE. The label will release the band’s next album on vinyl, CD, and digital formats in the summer of 2012.

One of the absolute best bands in the North East, PILE have made a name for themselves with a persistent touring schedule and their inherent ability to turn the uninitiated into diehard fans. Combining equal parts crushing post-punk, brilliant pop melodies, and a soaring fusion of early 90’s grunge, indie, and swampy blues, PILE’s sound is immediately accessible and impossibly catchy. Through abrasive guitars, enveloping bass riffs, intricate stampeding drums and triumphant vocals that range from woozy mumble to infectious howl, the band create a magnificent noise that simply can’t be ignored. Rising from the impeccable Boston basement scene that has flourished over the past few years, PILE are the kind of band that will appeal to everyone from hardcore punks to elitist indie kids, and everyone in between with their diabolically loose complexity and feverish charm.

Formed in 2007 as a solo project by frontman/guitarist Rick Maguire, Pile released the raw “Demonstration” a lo-fi recording showcasing Maguire’s knack for songwriting. “Jerk Routine” followed in 2009, an eclectic album once again written and performed by Maguire. That summer found PILE expanding to a trio, as drummer Kris Kuss and bassist Matt Becker became the band’s dynamic rhythm section. In the fall of 2010, the band self-released “Magic Isn’t Real,” a genuine masterpiece that has inspired a growing obsession in the band all across the country. Shortly after the release of the record, Becker left the band to focus on his growing family, while Matt Connery was brought in as the band’s new permanent bassist. Ready to make an impact, they did just that and hit the road, organizing their own tours resulting in over 100 shows in the past year to ecstatic and rowdy audiences across the country! This fall saw the release of the “Big Web Seven Inch” single, comprised of three tracks recorded during the “Magic Isn’t Real” sessions. Head over to the band’s official Bandcamp page where you can stream and download all of the band’s music. While Boston will also be home, the band is eager to hit the road and expand their rapidly growing audience.

PILE is:
Rick Maguire – vocals/guitar
Kris Kuss - drums
Matt Connery – bass

“I honestly couldn’t think of another band in the world I’d rather have as the premiere Exploding In Sound Records artist. As a label there are certain qualities you look for in a band, and PILE possess every last one of them. Aside from my uncontrollable obsession with their music, the band’s dedication and easy going nature is truly something special. I believe in PILE, and look forward to working with them,” said Exploding In Sound Records creator Dan Goldin.

Exploding In Sound Records is a new venture spearheaded by Dan Goldin and Dave Spak, the minds behind the diverse taste-making blogs and The two have spent a considerable time working in and around the music industry and are ready to put their collective knowledge to good use with Exploding In Sound Records.

Stream and download PILE’s music at

Members of PILE are available for interviews.

For more information, please contact or

For all booking inquiries, please email or

Band Links:
Pile Website
Pile on Bandcamp
Pile on Facebook
Pile on Twitter

Exploding In Sound Records Links: