Tuesday, March 20, 2012

PILE Head Out with Fat History Month + Announce Dates with Ugh God!


Pile will kick off their previously announced Midwest tour with Fat History Month tomorrow in Boston, so be sure to catch them in your town. The must see live band will hit the road once again before entering the studio in late May with Philly's Ugh God for another string of can't miss shows. Here's what the band had to say about it all...

"hey everybody, just dropping a line to say we're doing some stuff. FIRST OF ALL, we're going on tour with Fat History Month at the end of March here are the dates:

3/21 Boston MA - Machine w/ Living Void & Dutch Guts (no Fat History Month)
3/22 Northampton MA - Sierra Grille w/ Speedy Ortiz
3/23 Buffalo NY - Jungle Gym
3/24 Detroit MI - Garden Bowl
3/25 Chicago IL - daytime secret apartment show so secret i don't know much about it yet THEN at night the Casa Donde w/ AxiSova and The New Diet
3/26 Bloomington IN - maybe a glory hole?
3/27 Columbus OH - Carabar
3/28 Athens OH - The Union w/ Nurser
3/29 Philadelphia - Kung Fu Necktie w/ Ugh God and Rasputin's Secret Police
3/30 New Paltz NY - Rte 32 fest
3/31 Allston MA - Wacky Castle w/ State Champion and Grass is Green

then we're playing some shows in and around town for a bit.

4/9 Allston MA - Great Scott w/ Buildings (MN), Slothrust (NY), Crinkle Face and Speedy Ortiz
4/18 Boston Somewhere TBA w/ The Back Pockets (ATL)

then we're going out on a trip with UGH GOD:

4/25 Richmond VA - TBA
4/26 Greenville NC
4/27 Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill Underground
4/28 Charlotte NC - The Milestone
4/29 Asheville NC - TBA
4/30 Charlottesville/Harrisonburg VA - TBA
5/1 Philly
5/2 Allston - O'BRIENS w/ FAT HISTORY MONTH AND SKIMASK

If anyone has ideas or suggestions about where we those TBA's should be, we're all ears."



Monday, March 12, 2012

SPEEDY ORTIZ Join Exploding In Sound Records!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2012

SPEEDY ORTIZ to release Sports EP
on Exploding In Sound Records


Speedy Ortiz (ex-mems. Quilty, Graph, Ovlov) will follow up recently released digital single “Taylor Swift b/w Swim Fan” with Sports, an infectious five-track 10” LP, in late May

Exploding In Sound Records is excited to announce that Northampton, MA-based quartet Speedy Ortiz have joined its steadily growing roster. Last week, Speedy Ortiz self-released the exceptionally catchy “Taylor Swift b/w Swim Fan.” The single, recorded by Paul Q. Kolderie (Pixies, Radiohead, Hole) and mixed by Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr., Thurston Moore) is the first taste of the band’s complete line-up. The group will follow it up with Sports EP, their label debut, which will be limited to 500 copies on colored 10” vinyl and digital in late May. Speedy Ortiz will tour in support of the record this summer throughout the country.

Following the demise of Brooklyn rock trio Quilty, vocalist/guitarist Sadie Dupuis began writing music at summer camp under the name Speedy Ortiz. Her knack for songwriting was prosperous as she quickly wrote, performed, and recorded an EP and full length of hook-heavy home demos. The recordings are raw and simple, allowing the focus to rest entirely on the charm and sarcastic wit of the songs themselves without any studio gloss in sight. Speedy Ortiz was never meant to be a solo act, however, and it was almost serendipitous that during the same time two other East Coast indie rock favorites came to an end. Graph’s Matt Robidoux (guitars), Ovlov’s Mike Falcone (drums), and Darl Ferm (bass) joined Speedy Ortiz, coming together to create a crushing sound of early ‘90s-influenced guitar rock, grunge, and experimental pop. The Massachusetts band’s grueling work ethic has led to near constant shows on the East coast since their formation.

Sports, recorded at The Sex Dungeon studio in Philly (Ugh God, Fat History Month, Florida=Death), features Speedy Ortiz’s catchy hooks, enormous overdriven guitars, brutally pounding drums, and thick rumbling basslines. From the anthemic dirge of “Curling” to the brilliant word-play of the explosive “Silver Spring,” and the twitchy post-punk guitar riffs of “Basketball,” Speedy Ortiz’s music is addictive and ferocious, creating exceptional rock without taking things too seriously.

Sports Tracklist:

1. Basketball
2. Silver Spring
3. Curling
4. Indoor Soccer
5. Suck Buddies

SPEEDY ORTIZ is:

Sadie Dupuis – vocals/guitar
Matt Robidoux – guitar
Mike Falcone - drums
Darl Ferm – bass



“sweetly woozy vocals over scrappy, fuzzed up guitars and splashes of reverb. While they recall the halcyon days of slacker indie rock, Speedy Ortiz add their own twist of vintage garage to proceedings, creating something that stands comparison with the best that is out there at the minute.” – The Mad Mackerel

“Her lyrics — often creepy, sometimes grotesque, but always poignant — are worth digging out from beneath Speedy Ortiz's catchy, noisy rock. It makes sense that she moved up from New York to the band's current base in Northampton this September to earn her MFA in poetry at UMass.” – The Phoenix

“lovingly steeped in 90's flannel (ala a melting pot of Pavement, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Helium- kinda) but sounding more stripped down in a raw garage band sort of way, Speedy Ortiz is head bangingly awesome.” – American Pancake

“Speedy Ortiz might fall under what you'd call post-grunge. The classic elements are there, muddy, deliciously murky messes of instrumentation, dudes in hats, and a badass lady sounding sassy and snarly at the same time. These Massachusetts rascals have just released a little two-song taster, and the more I listen to it the more I'm drinking the Kool Aid.” – Fuzzy Logic

“noisy guitar rock, modeled off that earliest phase of math rock that came from the start of the '90s. Dupuis is carefree and mildly mopey in her delivery, as were Timony and Liz Phair seventeen years ago. And it all comes together perfectly.” – Choir Croak Out Them Goodies

Stream and download Speedy Ortiz’s music at speedyortiz.bandcamp.com.

Members of SPEEDY ORTIZ are available for interviews.

For more information, please contact rattledbylarush@gmail.com, dan@explodinginsound.com or dave@explodinginsound.com

For all booking inquiries, please email rattledbylarush@gmail.com or dan@explodinginsound.com