Pile

AdHoc Presents

Pile

Mannequin Pussy, Fern Mayo, Gnarwhal

Thu, April 6, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Baby's All Right

Brooklyn, NY

$13 - $15

This event is 21 and over

Pile
Pile
Pile have never released the same album twice, since the project’s 2007 beginnings the Boston quartet have been continuously evolving, pushing expectations, and obliterating good sensibility. A Hairshirt of Purpose, the band’s fifth album continues thattradition in a different light. Following the raw intensity and unpredictability of You’re Better Than This, the band settled down to create an album about “the joys of solitude” and “the inescapable selfishness of every action,” exploring the limits of thestudio in theprocess. If their last album was a challenge to their audience, A Hairshirt of Purposeis a challenge to the band itself.Recorded at home in Boston at The Record Co. the studio's big windows and close proximity marked a change from the band’s previous recordings. Pile vocalist/guitarist Rick Maguire shared, “we were at home and we could see the sun, and I think both ofthose things lent themselves to a more focused and deliberate record.” There’s a warmth and radiant accessibility to be found throughout the album as the band experimented with different instruments (violin, viola, piano, organs, synths, banjo, etc) and aresounding push toward clarity. Pile balance their ferocious tendencies with moments of beauty, building tension with release never too far behind.Well known as “your favorite band’s favorite band” and for a tireless work ethic, Pile have earned their following from years of DIY touring and a humble approach to uncompromising performances. Never afraid to switch styles, Pile’s music has morphed overthe years, embracing both the ferocious and gentle sides of punk, indie, folk, and noise rock, delivering their own brand of gnarled intensity. Since coming together as a full band in 2009, Pile have toured as much as their lives collectively allow, playing over 600shows spread out over the US, Canada, UK and Europe.
Mannequin Pussy
Mannequin Pussy
Just to let you know. Philadelphia's Mannequin Pussy shred. So if you don't like bands that shred, tread lightly over these next few paragraphs. Tread. Lightly. There are no half measures.

These three shredful people (that's Marisa mastering the vocals/guitar - and how about Thanasi's guitar skills too? - don't even get me started on what Kaleen does to the drums) make the punk rock. You want wails? You got it. Riffs? Check. Thunder booms? Yes, please. Are you also interested in hearing pretty melodies that are sometimes buried under the noise but are there just the same and therefore make the shreds all the more beautiful? How about run-on sentences? Yes. That sounds lovely. I'll have all that.

As of this dynamic writing, the band recently released a new EP (on August 18th in the Year of Depend Adult Undergarment) called "Kiss Me Tender" and I'm sorry to say... it shreds. Those of you still reading who don't like bands that shred have two options as I see it. #1: Stop reading this. #2: Get yer head out of your ass and get into bands that shred. Both are equally good options.

If you chose Option #1: I wish you the best of luck in all your future non-shredding endeavors (although, of course, I'm talking to nobody since you've already stopped reading).

If you chose Option #2: below is the Mannequin Pussy EP that I recently referenced two paragraphs above. You're welcome.

But you really shouldn't thank me. I just copied and pasted the embed code. Tough work, to be sure. A music blobber prepares. But Mannequin Pussy are the ones who created the damn thing. And they are good peeps for doing so.

(Look for their debut full-length to be re-released VERY soon via the lovely people at Tiny Engines, too.)

In summation, I'm not sure if you have heard, but Mannequin Pussy shred.
Fern Mayo
Burnt out on the written word and in need of a new outlet, essayist Katie Capri turned her restlessness to guitar, crafting songs that explore the ulterior and broken patterns of thought, at times deeply personal and more ubiquitous at others. Capri's wailing vocals and jangling guitar together with Nicholas Cummins' kinetic, hooky basslines and drummer Brian Oranté's thundering hits creates Fern Mayo's own brand of idiosyncratic skronk pop seen all over DIY venues & basements around Brooklyn and the Northeast. Fern Mayo's cathartic live show ebbs through the band's disparate influences, from the live wire physicality of riot grrrl and pop punk to the emotive composure of 90s singer/songwriters. Their debut ep, Happy Forever, released in October 2015 on Miscreant Records, showcases the band's indie roots as well as their fascination with the darker side of dissonant guitar rock.
Gnarwhal
We are a Nashville rock band. We have big aspirations. One day we will be on Buzz ballads and buzzfest and headbangers ball.
Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://babysallright.com/