Pile Shares Single “Hair”

A couple of weeks ago, Pile released “The Soft Hands of Stephen Miller”, an angst-filled banger that squarely put the crosshairs on Donald Trump’s senior advisor for policy.  The single will be featured on the upcoming album Green and Gray, the band’s seventh album and the follow up to the critical beloved A Hairshirt of Purpose

Pile have dropped another single off the new album “Hair”.  The biggest takeaway from the song is the more contemplative feel that the other singles have offered listeners.  Lead singer Rick Maguire’s vocals are restrained and calm, yet filled with a strength that is assuring.  Instrumentally, “Hair” flourishes with an orchestral feel on top of the slow, steady guitar and drum play.

“I wrote the song quickly which doesn’t happen all that often. I went over to my aunt’s house to do some yard work while she was away, I took a break I started playing on the piano and I wrote the song. Ordinarily, I edit and rework songs until they’re unrecognizable from where they started, but I just left this one alone. Lyrically, I must’ve been feeling crowded or smothered in some way because that’s what came out,” Maguire said in regards of “Hair”. 

Pile will be hitting the road starting in May in support of Green and Gray. Tour dates below:

May 8 – Nashville – Drkmttr*
May 10 – Dallas – Three Links*
May 11 – Austin – Barracuda*
May 12 – San Antonio – Paper Tiger*
May 13 – Houston – White Oak Music Hall*
May 15 – Tampa – Crowbar*
May 16 – Orlando – Will’s Pub*
May 17 – Atlanta – 529*
May 18 – Carrboro NC – Cat’s Cradle*
May 19 – DC – Songbyrd*
May 21 – Philly – Boot & Saddle*
May 22 – Philly – PhilaMoca*
May 23 – Brooklyn – Music Hall of Williamsburg*
May 25 – Boston – Boston Calling
May 26 – Burlington – ArtsRiot+
May 28 – Toronto – Horseshoe Tavern+
May 29 – Cleveland – Mahall’s +
May 30 – Detroit – Trumbullplex+
May 31 – Chicago – Subterranean*
June 1 – Chicago – Do Division Fest
Jun 2 – Minneapolis – 7th St Entry
Jun 6 – Vancouver – Fox Cabaret ^
Jun 7 – Seattle – Vera ^
Jun 8 – Portland – Mississippi Studios ^
Jun 10 – Reno – Holland Project ^
Jun 11 – San Francisco – The Chapel ^
Jun 13 – Los Angeles – Bootleg Theater ^
Jun 14 – San Diego – Soda Bar ^
Jun 15 – Phoenix – Rebel Lounge ^
Jun 18 – Denver – Larimer Lounge ^
Jun 19 – Kansas City – The Rino ^
* w/ C.H.E.W.
+ w/ Halfsour
^ w/ State Champion