Pile Shares The Ferocious “Poisons”

Pile shares a video for “Poisons,” the ferocious new single from their upcoming album, All Fiction (Exploding In Sound), available for pre-order now and due February 17th, 2023.

Taking cues from the loud-quiet splendor of PJ Harvey, “Poisons” tackles concerns about self-awareness, substance use, and music’s environmental impact. “It’s about trying to abstain from participating in things that aren’t really good for anybody but also feeling very unaware in general, and the frustration of trying to hold both of those sentiments,” Rick Maguire explains.

On Pile’s eighth record, the ambitious group assembles its most texturally complex material yet—despite the fraught inspiration underscoring its restive lyrics. 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.

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.

Pile have also announced 3 east coast record release shows. All dates below.


2/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA

3/1 – Ridgewood, NY @ TV Eye

3/3 – Somerville, MA @ Arts at the Armory