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PILL releasing ‘Aggressive Advertising’ EP (stream it), playing shows

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Brooklyn’s PILL are set to release a new EP, Aggressive Advertising, via Dull Tools this week (6/30) which comes less than a year from their debut LP. The band’s sharp, angular sound and prominent sax immediately brings to mind no wave and post-punk, and the band carry on that tradition in fine form. Dull Tools head (and Parquet Courts dude) Andrew Savage wrote the press release for this one and we’ll let him take it from here:

As the city quickly becomes a members-only club for the monied, hostile to the artists and culture that attract them, PILL defiantly answer this crisis in declaring “we take strength where order fails.” Like the Upright Citizens Brigade (another one-quarter-female four piece) said before them: “Our only friend is chaos.” In the case of PILL, chaos is the genderless fifth member.

The mood on Aggressive Advertising ranges from abrasive to laid back, if still on guard. Torres’ voice feels natural when both venomous and velvet. On the groovy “Piña Queen”, she imagines herself as a fruit-enforcing matriarch, cooing “She’ll take the banana and the mango and she’ll make you eat it”, which coming for Veronica I take as a promise, not a threat.

You can listen to Aggressive Advertising in full right now — a stream of the whole thing premieres in this post.

Pill have a couple local shows on the horizon. They’ll play an EP release party on July 15 at Alphaville w/ Bambara, Olivia Neutron-John and Weeping Icon. ($10 at the door, flyer is below.) They also play Union Pool on August 12 as part of the free Summer Thunder series which is with Running and Gold Dime.

The band will also be guests on Dull Tools’ show on The Lot Radio this Friday from 12-2PM, to celebrate the release. Tune in.

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