Piles, “Garbage Hell”

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In a deathmatch between Milwaukee's Piles and Boston's Pile, it's difficult to glean who would win. It's long been acknowledged that I am the world's biggest Pile fan, but when Piles came on my radar, one eyebrow began to raise slowly. The two bands, luckily, are pointedly different. Piles has a deep, dark guitar-heavy edge to them that, though it's steaming with sludge, actually props up several easy-to-digest pop melodies. Guitar lines that move with quick ease and early 90s melodic “oos” bring “Garbage Hell” to its winning end, before you even knew it had begun.

You can stream Piles' full self-titled EP at this link.