Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Check Out: Pile "Dripping"

This album might be from a year ago, but it definitely still worth bringing attention too. This is, in my opinion, one of the most overlooked albums of last year.

I discovered this album through The Needle Drop, a great YouTube channel headed by Anthony Fantano (The internet's busiest music nerd) who reviews a wide genre of albums and rates them. Most of you probably have discovered his videos, and if you haven't, YOU SHOULD. I was watching his review of this album I just remembering how intriguing the album cover was. So after hearing Anthony praise the album, naturally, I had to check it out. What I was met with was a strange form of rock. It feels like 90's grunge music but with more finesse. The songs are very loose and don't seem to stick to a straight path which creates some very impressive dynamics. Even more impressive and interesting, Pile is simply a conventional rock back. There are no effects other than sharp guitar distortion. The drums are intricate and sync well with the heavy guitar. In another review of the album at Sputnik, the reviewer makes a very good point about the chemistry of the band on this album. As stated in the review, the drums and guitars seem to fluctuate with lead vocalist's crackly, full vocals. Combine this element with their uncanny song structures and you've got yourself one hell of a rock album.

Check out the killer opening track "Baby Boy"

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