q and also a :: Pile

Rick Maguire of Pile is back for another q and also a. He sent us these answers to our questions for this latest installment.
q: What is the last song you (really) heard?

a: “Echo’s Answer” by Broadcast, “Old Man” by Randy Newman or “Andromeda” by Weyes Blood. All three have been in heavy rotation in my head.



q: What is the last album that you purchased?

a: The first three tapes by the band Glued. But they’re new album “Cool Evil” is really good, too. They are an excellent band.




q: Is there an album you wished you knew about when you were younger?

a: I don’t think so. It seems that when albums resonate with me it’s because I heard them at that point in time; whatever led to that point is what shaped how I would feel about any particular record.
q: What is your most common reaction to hearing your own music?

a: I wish my guitar and voice were in tune.
q: What is your favorite way to listen to music?

a: In bed with headphones or driving. In the former, it feels like I’m studying whatever I’m listening to while I’m absorbed in it. In the latter, it feels like a soundtrack to something.
q: What piece(s) of culture are you really really excited about right now?

a: I really wonder what it’s going to be like when all those condos are empty because nobody can afford them.
q: What should we know about Green and Gray?

a: I’m proud of the record and I’m excited to share and perform it.



You can purchase the Green and Gray LP here (or buy a copy at a show, duh).
Oh and Pile going on tour w/ *C.H.E.W., **Halfsour and ***State Champion.

May 8 – Nashville – Drkmttr*
May 10 – Dallas – Three Links*
May 11 – Austin – Barracuda*
May 12 – San Antonio – Paper Tiger*
May 13 – Houston – White Oak Music Hall*
May 15 – Tampa – Crowbar*
May 16 – Orlando – Will’s Pub*
May 17 – Atlanta – 529*
May 18 – Carrboro NC – Cat’s Cradle*
May 19 – DC – Songbyrd*
May 21 – Philly – Boot & Saddle*
May 22 – Philly – PhilaMoca*
May 23 – Brooklyn – Music Hall of Williamsburg*
May 24 – Boston – Great Scott*
May 25 – Boston – Boston Calling
May 26 – Burlington – ArtsRiot**
May 28 – Toronto – Horseshoe Tavern**
May 29 – Cleveland – Mahall’s**
May 30 – Detroit – Trumbullplex**
May 31 – Chicago – Subterranean*
Jun 2 – Minneapolis – 7th St Entry
Jun 6 – Vancouver – Fox Cabaret***
Jun 7 – Seattle – Vera Project***
Jun 8 – Portland – Mississippi Studios***
Jun 10 – Reno – Holland Project***
Jun 11 – San Francisco – The Chapel***
Jun 13 – Los Angeles – Bootleg Theater***
Jun 14 – San Diego – Soda Bar***
Jun 15 – Phoenix – Rebel Lounge***
Jun 18 – Denver – Larimer Lounge***
Jun 19 – Kansas City – The Rino***

You can purchase tickets for most of these shows here
You can read Rick’s last q and also a here.

And if you want to read even more answers from Rick, check out his AMA.
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