Boston rockers Pile will follow 2015's You're Better Than This with a new album, A Hairshirt of Purpose, on March 31 via Exploding In Sound (pre-order). Lead single "Texas" is filled with brainy riffage, Rick Maguire's twangy drawl, and a lot of yelling too. It's kinda part DC post-hardcore, part Seattle grunge, and you can stream it below.

Pile will begin a tour in their hometown a few days after the album drops, and then they'll make their way to Brooklyn for shows on April 6 at Baby's All Right and April 7 at Shea Stadium. Most dates are with Gnarwhal, but openers are TBA for the Brooklyn shows (and the Cambridge show). Tickets for Baby's and Shea go on sale Friday (1/20) at noon. All dates are listed below.

Tracklist
01. Worms
02. Hissing For Peace
03. Rope's Length
04. No Bone
05. Milkshake
06. Leaning On A Wheel
07. Texas
08. Hairshirt
09. I Don't Want To Do This Anymore
10. Dogs
11. Making Eyes
12. Slippery
13. Fingers

Pile -- 2017 Tour Dates
4/2 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
4/6 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right
4/7 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
4/12 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
4/13 - Washington, DC @ DC9
4/14 - Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse
4/15 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
4/16 - Nashville, TN @ Third Man Records
4/17 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory)
4/18 - Birmingham, AL @ The Syndicate Lounge
4/19 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder (Florida State University)
4/20 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
4/21 - Houston, TX @ The Satellite Bar
4/22 - Austin, TX @ Sidewinder
4/23 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links
4/26 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
4/27 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
4/28 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
4/30 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
5/2 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
5/3 - Seattle, WA @ The Black Lodge
5/5 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock
5/6 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
5/7 - Omaha, NE @ River City Star
5/9 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
5/10 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
5/11 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
5/12 - Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar
5/13 - Lakewood, OH @ Mahall's
5/14 - Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar