Pile recently played a pair of shows in Brooklyn as part of the 10 year anniversary tour for their 2012 album, Dripping, first making a stop at Alphaville on Thursday 8/27 before hitting the stage at Market Hotel this past Saturday night to keep the celebration going. They’ve made a few visits to NYC this year, with another show at Market Hotel back in May as well as a solo show from frontman Rick Maguire at TV Eye in March.
By all indication, the crowd was thrilled to have the band back so soon, the show was sold out and the audience in rapt attention, delighted to hear the album in full (and in order) as well as a few bonus songs from Songs Known Together, Alone and more, singing along throughout the night. This show also featured Alex Molini on bass special for this one night.
Pile was joined on the tour by Brooklyn locals, Maneka, the songwriting project of Devin McKnight, who put out the excellent album, Dark Matters, earlier this year. McKnight and company supported all dates (except for Boston the following evening). Frequent collaborator of the band, Oceanator guitarist/singer Elise Okusami, was on hand to play the set which also featured Maggie Toth of Leafing and Jobber on bass. Queens based group, 13th Law, opened the evening.
All in all, it was a great evening for the fans who packed the venue to give all their love to the bands and specifically to Dripping. Here’s hoping we’ll see you again very soon, Pile.
Scroll down for Audiotree Live, setlist, pics of the show (photos by Juliette Boulay)
Setlist: Baby Boy, So Hard, The Browns, Grunt Like A Pig, Prom Song, Bump a Grape, Sun Poisoning, Bubblegum, Steve’s Mouth, The Jones, Special Snowflakes, Mama’s Lipstick, Rock and Roll Forever With the Customer in Mind