New York City based four piece post punk group Pills have just premiered a fascinating exploration of a single called “Hot Glue” (which can be listened to below via SoundCloud) that will be on a 7″ single released on October 30th via Mexican Summer Records.
“Hot Glue” has that raw unyielding punk sound as a canvas, but what Pills does from there makes it feel as though you are going down the rabbit hole. From there it turns almost entirely into a free form jazz jam with all kinds of brass horns that manage to perk your ears up and be utterly fascinated by the organized chaos going on. Stereogum goes into further detail saying:
The breed of discordant, brassy, sharp-edged post-punk they play could only emerge from angry young people in an urban environment. (You will not be surprised to learn that they are all painters.) It’s rock music that lets the chaos of noise and free jazz into its world while maintaining breathless momentum and structure — very much a part of Sonic Youth’s lineage, but also, like, sonically youthful.
It’s absolutely astounding to see how the band manages to make such free form music work so structurally at the same time. I can only imagine though what they could do were they to just let loose for 20 minutes.