Pile Shares “The Soft Hands of Stephen Miller”

Last month, Pile announced their 7th album Green and Gray will be released on May 3 via Exploding In Sound.  The new album will be the follow up to acclaimed 2017 release A Hairshirt of Purpose.

Following the release of the first single “Bruxist Grin”, Pile have revealed the second single from their new album “The Soft Hands of Stephen Miller” accompanied by a video directed by William Hart. The track is being labeled to be the album’s heaviest and most abrasive, with the far-right presidential advisor being the core subject.  

“The song is about the advisor to the president,” Maguire explains. “Usually, it’s difficult for me to concentrate much vitriol on one person, especially one I don’t know personally, but Stephen Miller is the exception. I’ve had similar sentiments regarding our president but I can relate to him less than I can Stephen Miller, who is my age. On my better days, the idea of the president just saddens me because I know he’s profoundly confused and damaged beyond repair, but Stephen Miller is a different brand of smug racist. I could imagine him being on my bus in high school, and that, I think, brings to light a different but related set of complicated emotions.”

In support of Green and Gray the band will be heading out on an extensive North American tour, which can be found 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

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