Featured Pile stories


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

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Pile You’re Better Than This

Tom is off Album Of The Week duty today, so I've stepped in to tell you about Pile's new LP. Observers of the insular New…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 3, 2015 - 2:46 pm

More Pile stories

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

Photos From Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2015

Yesterday, we threw a 14-hour unofficial SXSW showcase at Austin's Hole In The Wall alongside the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Boston label Exploding In Sound Records. Thirty-one bands played…
Stereogum | March 21, 2015 - 2:18 pm