Posted on August 22nd, 2019
Today, Pile are sharing an alternative, heavier version of "My Employer", which originally appeared on their highly praised 2019 album Green and Gray. With a consensus building that the record is Pile's best to date, it garnered accolades from outlets like Pitchfork, NPR, Noisey, FADER, Stereogum, The AV Club, Paste, Kerrang, FLOOD, Consequence of Sound, Uproxx and more, with Pitchfork calling it Pile's "most satisfying and varied album yet".
The new version of the song is closer to the version the band performs live as vocalist and guitarist Rick Maguire explains:
"This is the version of the song that generally sits better with the rest of our live set. Because I still feel strongly about the song's sentiment, I really appreciate that it's form carries some dynamic versatility."
Along with the new single, Pile also announced they are embarking on a run of European dates, as well as US tour in the fall, joined by Sea Moss, Slow Code, Patio, Calyx and Treadles. Full details available on the tour page.