Merge to release new album
from A Giant Dog on 6th May
Austin’s A Giant Dog hinted at the news last week with an electrifying album trailer, and Merge now share the official news: Pile, the band’s Merge debut, will be out on 6th May. Along with the record’s release date, the band has shared “Sex & Drugs,” the smokin’ hot first single from the album.
Let them play like youth is rock and roll
Let them dance away, their heart and soul
Cause I’m too old to die young
I can’t even remember being young
Listen to and share “Sex & Drugs” from the album HERE
Pile shows a band whose years of road-dogging have honed them into unstoppable rock machines. Their second time working with producer Mike McCarthy (Spoon, White Denim, Trail of Dead) reveals Sabrina Ellis’ impressive pipes, Andrew Cashen’s sweet licks, and a pummeling rhythm section – everything is tighter, more focused, crisper. The album deals with divorce, getting older, dying, frustration, and futility, ultimately transcending those earthly headaches through the power of rock ’n’ roll.
AGD is raucous ear candy culled from the hook-driven melodies of Slade, the glammy swagger of Marc Bolan, the morbid fantasy of Killer-era Alice Cooper, and the unpredictable wit of Sparks. Sabrina and Andrew’s lyrics, equal parts brutally honest, clever, and debased, have a knack for taking their idiosyncratic depravities and making them feel universal. These songs are by, for, and about the losers, freaks, and outcasts. The lonely. The terminally horny. Boozehounds and party animals. No band better speaks to the hearts of slackers, burnouts, rockers, sluts, and creeps everywhere than A Giant Dog.
Pile is available for pre-order on CD and LP now in the Merge store, and digitally atiTunes with “Sex & Drugs” as an immediate download. The first 150 LP pre-orders in the Merge store will receive a free slipmat designed by the band.
Catch the band at SXSW this year!
Photo Credit: Steven Ruud