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Essential Tracks This Week: boygenius, Jesus Piece, and more

Plus Full of Hell and Primitive Man, Mandy, Indiana and Pile

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10 Essential Exploding In Sound Albums

A guide to some of the Brooklyn label’s best (and loudest!) indie essentials

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20 Most Anticipated Albums of Winter/Spring 2023

The albums to watch in the early half of the year


Hear a new song from Pile, “Poisons”

Another new track from ‘All Fiction’


Pile announce new album, All Fiction

Hear the first single, “Loops”

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Pile’s Rick Maguire announces solo tour

Tour dates launch in February and run through early April.

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Pile announce new album Songs Known Together, Alone

Hear two tracks, “I Don’t Want to Do This Anymore” and “Build a Fire.”

Top 150 Albums of the 2010s

The 150 albums we love most from 2010-2019.

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The Best Albums of May 2019

Listen to and read about our 12 favorite albums of the past month.

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Album of the Week: Pile – Green & Gray

The Boston post-hardcore band delivers the best of all possible Piles, resulting in their strongest and most diverse album.

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Marathon Men: An interview with Pile

We chat with Rick Maguire about the band’s new album, panic attacks and marathon endurance.

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Pile rip through two seething minutes of punk on “The Soft Hands of Stephen Miller”

Trump’s senior advisor gets a dressing down in this two-minute ripper.

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Year in Review 2017: Patrick Pilch

Yo La Tengo in Central Park, Dear Nora on the bus, and Pile everywhere.

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The best albums of March 2017

An inaugural round-up of the best releases of the month.

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Album of the Week: Pile – A Hairshirt of Purpose

The Boston band’s latest full-length radiates melodic chaos.

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New Releases: 3/3

New releases from Pile, Purity Ring, Swervedriver and Cannibal Ox hit shelves today.

Pile You're Better Than This

Pile : You’re Better Than This

The Boston post-hardcore band’s excellent fourth album finds them honing in on melody and songcraft over brutality.

Pile You're Better Than This

Stream the new album by Pile, You’re Better Than This

Hear the Boston noise rock band’s latest a week before it’s out.