Of all the bands blowing up in the Boston music scene, you could almost call Pile the catalyst. Their versatility is staggering — their performance at Exploding In Sound’s Anniversary show during CMJ was the heaviest and most mosh-happy set of the night and the next time I saw them it was an equally great solo acoustic set by frontman Rick Maguire. Pile have been fairly quiet since their 2012 album Dripping, but this new single is a welcome return. “Special Snowflake” is an epic, a multi-sectioned ride through nearly everything the band does well. Listen below.
The “Special Snowflake” single is out 3/11 via Exploding In Sound.