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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This
Stereogum | March 8, 2019 - 3:37 pm

Stereogum Sessions

Watch Rick Maguire From Pile’s Stereogum Session

Rick Maguire -- from one of Boston's greatest rock bands Pile -- has been touring solo for a while now, and he stopped by our…
James Rettig | June 5, 2018 - 12:31 pm


Q&A: Pile’s Rick Maguire On Taking Space From Boston And The Band’s New Album A Hairshirt Of Purpose

Rick Maguire -- otherwise known as "Rick From Pile" -- has been spending a lot of time on his own. When I called the 31-year-old…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 8, 2017 - 11:43 am

More Pile stories

Stream Pile’s New Album Green And Gray

We've been anticipating the arrival of Green And Gray, Pile's follow up 2017’s A Hairshirt Of Purpose. High expectations were set with lead single "Bruxist Grin" back in March. The…
Keely Quinlan | May 2, 2019 - 1:08 pm

Pile – “Hair”

Next week, the Boston-bred, newly Nashville-based DIY rock institution Pile are releasing their new album Green And Gray. We've already heard a couple of songs…
Peter Helman | April 25, 2019 - 10:31 am

Pile – “The Soft Hands Of Stephen Miller” Video

Boston-based riot act Pile have released a new, pointedly political song called "The Soft Hands Of Stephen Miller." The track was shared through Pile frontman…
Keely Quinlan | April 4, 2019 - 11:13 am

Pile – “Bruxist Grin”

The Boston-originating rock band Pile have been unleashing rollicking, shredding albums for a little over a decade now. Ever since frontman Rick Maguire turned his…
Connor Duffey | March 5, 2019 - 10:06 am

Pile – “Cup”

Pile have amassed a sizable cult following since Rick Maguire started the project in the late '00s, and they've also built up a decent collection…
James Rettig | August 15, 2018 - 11:14 am

Pile – “Earth To Food”

Rick Maguire from the cultishly beloved Boston punk band Pile has contributed a song about fruit farming to a program called Sing Me A Story.
Chris DeVille | April 9, 2018 - 9:37 am

Watch Pile Cover Radiohead’s “The Tourist”

The pulverizing and twisted Boston indie rock band Pile visited The A.V. Club's Chicago studio recently to participate in A.V. Undercover, the long-running series in…
Chris DeVille | October 24, 2017 - 2:21 pm


Stream EIS: Live At Shea Stadium Feat. Pile, Speedy Ortiz, Krill, LVL Up, & More

Back in March, after receiving a series of violation notices related to zoning and licensing, the beloved Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium launched a Kickstarter
Peter Helman | September 29, 2017 - 10:00 am


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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 29, 2017 - 11:00 am

Stream Pile A Hairshirt Of Purpose

Boston's favorite rock band is back! Well, frontman Rick Maguire isn't actually based in Boston anymore -- as he said in our interview with him
James Rettig | March 24, 2017 - 2:12 pm

Stereogum’s Austin Oasis 2017 Yearbook

Congratulations to the SXSW Class Of 2017! For the third year in a row, Stereogum presented a marathon show at Austin's Hole In The Wall.
Gabriela Tully Claymore & James Rettig | March 20, 2017 - 2:26 pm

Pile – “Leaning On A Wheel”

Last month, the skronky Boston DIY rockers Pile announced the impending release of their new album A Hairshirt Of Purpose, the follow-up to 2015's triumphant…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2017 - 11:18 am