Pile – “Texas” Video

Pile’s latest album A Hairshirt Of Purpose came out earlier this year on Exploding In Sound Records and “Texas” was its lead single. It’s a twitchy rock and roll song that showcases Pile at their very best, and today the band debuted a video to accompany it. The animator Adric Giles directed the clip, and Pile’s Rick Maguire shared a brief explanation of why he chose to illustrate “Texas” in this way.

The song is about the five gyres of trash floating in the ocean, I like to think that this little character symbolizes the collective unconscious running from that reality, but I guess it also represents the running against the current that pulls you towards the accumulation of trash. Yin and Yang or something. Plus, I’ve always dug animation. Thanks Adric.

Watch below and read a Q&A with Pile here.

Tour dates:

09/20 Buffalo, NY @ 9th Ward
09/21 Pittsburgh, PA @ Funhouse
09/22 Louisville, KY @ Cropped Out
09/23 Cincinnati OH @ Midpoint Music Fest
09/24 Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
09/26 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
09/27 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen w/ Bad History Month & Longface
09/28 Dekalb, IL @ House Cafe
09/29 Madison, WI @ University of Madison WI
09/30 Lincoln, NE @ Lincoln Call
10/02 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
10/03 Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
10/04 Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
10/05 Burlington, VT @ Club Metronome
10/06 Portsmouth, NH @ 3s Artspace w/ Rick Rude & Greed Island
12/08 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
12/10 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus *
12/11 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage *
12/12 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel *
12/13 Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall *
12/14 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
12/15 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry *
12/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *

* w/ Converge

Tags: Adric Giles, Pile