Pile continues to take no prisoners in their peerless pursuit of angular, bratty, punch-in-the-jaw noise. Always masters of loud-soft-loud, the Boston quartet bares their teeth a bit more on You’re Better Than This than on their preceding Dripping, giving the album the same chilling vibe as movie sequences of monsters rising from the sea to destroy a downtown metropolis.
Every move threatens havoc. You’re Better Than This inhabits the paradox between impossibly calculated and dangerously wandering. The necessary lessons the band learned with last year’s “Special Snowflakes” reveal themselves in each track, making for what will assuredly be one of the most interesting post-punk/swag-grunge/whatthefuckever albums of 2015.