Posted on August 29th, 2017
[as seen on Stereogum]
Pile’s latest album A Hairshirt Of Purpose came out earlier this year on Exploding In Sound Records and “Texas” was its lead single. It’s a twitchy rock and roll song that showcases Pile at their very best, and today the band debuted a video to accompany it. The animator Adric Giles directed the clip, and Pile’s Rick Maguire shared a brief explanation of why he chose to illustrate “Texas” in this way.
The song is about the five gyres of trash floating in the ocean, I like to think that this little character symbolizes the collective unconscious running from that reality, but I guess it also represents the running against the current that pulls you towards the accumulation of trash. Yin and Yang or something. Plus, I’ve always dug animation. Thanks Adric.