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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


The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How…
Stereogum | June 16, 2015 - 11:08 am

More Pile stories

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

Pile – “Texas”

Revered Boston rockers Pile are gearing up to release a new album in a couple months, the follow-up to 2015's excellent You're Better Than This.
James Rettig | January 11, 2017 - 11:25 am

Yazan – “Tell Me Baby”

If you were at SXSW, you might've caught Yazan playing his signature flying-V guitar with Pile, the nearly mythical assault-rockers from Boston. But when he's…
Caitlin White | April 2, 2015 - 2:50 pm

Pile – “Rock And Roll Forever With The Customer In Mind” Video

Boston DIY-scene kings Pile just scored Album Of The Week honor with their new LP You're Better Than This, and they've just now unveiled their…
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2015 - 11:05 am

Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2015 Yearbook

Congratulations to the SXSW Class Of 2015! We are honored that you could join us at Stereogum x Exploding In Sound's Austin Invasion this year,…
James Rettig & Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 24, 2015 - 1:25 pm