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Chat Pile release Stephen King inspired single from upcoming split with Nerver

Chat Pile

Bayley Hanes

Official press release:

Chat Pile teams with fellow Midwest noise rockers Nerver on Brothers in Christ split; new Stephen King-inspired track "Cut" streaming now.

Out April 14th on Reptilian Records and The Ghost Is Clear Records, Brothers in Christ will be released as a 10" vinyl EP in four color variants. A one-sided silkscreened 12" version has already sold out.

Preorder the split here.


Chat Pile's 2022 full-length, God's Country, was one of the year's most talked-about albums, putting forth a harrowing, metallic version of noise rock that cut to the bone. Pitchfork's review of the album called it "terrifying and thrilling in equal measure... a vivid rendering of the towering piles of poison littering America's psychic landscape" and compared the sound to Floor, Godflesh, and Unwound. Stereogum described it as "a grimy and splenetic sludge-attack that stands tall as one of the year's best albums."

New track "Cut" is a new bit of greatness from this singular band. Rather than brute force, Chat Pile uses tension as its weapon. Industrial-strength drums and earthquaking bass are tempered by the eerie twang of guitar and vocalist Raygun Busch's unmistakable voice – his mumbles and pleas are as intense as any scream.


Bassist Stin shared the following about the new single:

These tracks were written and recorded after we tracked 'God's Country.' We wanted to use this release as a deliberate excuse to switch gears and fully lean into our more indie and alt-rock tendencies. Slint, Sonic Youth, Guided By Voices, and Starfish's 'Stellar Sonic Solutions' were certainly on our minds at the time.

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