Posted on January 18th, 2023
Pile release a video for “Nude With A Suitcase,” the surreal and driving new single from their upcoming new album, All Fiction, out February 17th via Exploding In Sound. The album, which has been named one of the most anticipated albums of the year by Stereogum and Uproxx, finds the ambitious group assembling their most texturally complex material yet.
“This might be my favorite song that I've written,” says Rick Maguire. “Some songs feel maddeningly laborious to write, but this one was a pretty good time. I still pored over it and it took a while but I enjoyed the process. It started as an idea on an acoustic guitar and I ended up using a sample of my voice on a synthesizer for most of the song. The lyrics are kinda loose and abstract and while they mean something to me I don't know if I could plainly or coherently articulate what it is.”
All Fiction is an ornate, carefully paced study on the subjectivity of perception, the data-shaping despotism of big tech, and the connections between anxiety and death. In its most vital moments, it’s also a resolute recommitment to the restorative significance of art and imagination. Alongside the blistering drums and scorched-earth riffs that first galvanized Pile’s dedicated fanbase, the band has incorporated elegiac strings, mystifying vocal corrosions, and haunting synths.
Pile have also announced 5 east coast record release shows and an EU spring run.