Heading out to see Joyce Manor tonight at Rock N Roll Hotel, DC? If you aren’t you should, and if you are, be sure to catch The Exquisites, opening. “Selfish Feelings” is the lead track off their Asian Man released self-titled.
The latest single from Boston post-emo four piece is an epic in the true sense of the word, not as a synonym for ‘good’ as the internet keeps insisting. Instead, “Special Snowflakes” is a wide-open yet calculated work of art that encapsulates the cyclical nature of the human condition; the singular seven-minute dark punk equivalent of Infinite Jest. Hyperbole, yes; like DFW was never guilty of letting rational analysis get in the way of a good story.
Through this song, Pile have erected a world-sized magnifying glass that targets the brain as if it was an ant. This will leave a mark. //Peter Lillis