Pile

Pile

Sleeping Bag

Tue, September 26, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Bishop

Bloomington, IN

$10.00 - $12.00

Off Sale

This event is 18 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 that tradition 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
Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Bag is going to remind you of something, and you’re going to think it’s something specific. But the thing is, so is the person next to you, and what they think of is going to be way different than the thing that you’re thinking of. The reason is, Sleeping Bag makes good use of a lot of familiar sounds and tools to those of us who got lost in the indie rock of the mid-late ’90s. But, Sleeping Bag is not a throwback outfit. They might be using techniques and colors from a palate we’re used to, but Sleeping Bag is very modern. Very Nowtro. What they’ve captured here is a familiar feeling, a sensation, and nobody does it better.
Venue Information:
The Bishop
123 S. Walnut St
Bloomington, IN, 47401
http://www.thebishopbar.com/