Hard core to rip out your ears to. Good stuff.
Somewhere between the creeping self-importance of Fugazi and the fuck-it-all-let’s-have-fun of Offspring comes the screaming punk of Pile. They just released a new EP, below, but their terrific 2010 album is still available, free, off Bandcamp. You have got to hear the guitar work on “Came As A Glow.” If it doesn’t rock your knot, you’re fucking dead.
What the fuck is this? Song titles like “Midlife Sausage Crisis” and songs that go from angry, grinding, lo-fi punk with 1990s anthemic guitar solos to Pixies-like soft-loud verses (“I’ll Bust A Clap In Your Ass” is a great example), and vocals that sound like traditional indie rock except when they don’t.
And it’s free!
A college-band-basement album that is full of surprises and adrenaline. Check it out.