A preamble: This musical find is courtesy of the latest issue of Vanishing Ink, the new(-ish) podcast and newsletter from Allyson McCabe (NPR, Rumpus, SF Chronicle): “Stripped and taped together like the music fanzines of a bygone era, the content is raw, edgy, and most of all fun; a modern tribute to punk culture and radio.” A must for fans of punk (music and culture) new and old.
PILL is a Brooklyn band that channels the energy of old NYC punk into the modern day in the best way possible, described by their label as “one of the most original and captivating bands to come out of New York’s post-Vice evicted DIY scene.” Burn. They continue:
“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.”
Fuck yeah. Plus they have one of the coolest band sites I’ve seen in a bit.
Give their new EP a listen below and, if you’re NYC-local, check them out live. I can only guess that they shake the walls loose.