more from
Dull Tools

Aggressive Advertising

by PILL

supported by
Ben Unger
Ben Unger thumbnail
Ben Unger I took it... I tripped out so hard I was in brooklyn again... and the mushrooms on the sidewalk were growing large and gave me the buns of steel I never had before Favorite track: Afraid of the Mirror.
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $6 USD

     

1.
00:11
2.
00:35
3.
4.
5.
02:38
6.
01:54
7.
02:55

about

PILL makes a triumphant return to Dull Tools to follow up their phenomenal debut LP "Convenience", released on Mexican Summer in 2016. Now they are giving the world their third collection of songs, Aggressive Advertising, where the quartet returns to the cassette format of their first EP, with seven new tracks that emphasize the band's position as one of the most original and captivating bands to come out of New York's post-Vice evicted DIY scene.

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.

The mood on Aggressive Advertising ranges from abrasive to laid back, if still on guard. Torres' voice feels natural when both venomous and velvet. On the groovy “Piña Queen”, she imagines herself as a fruit-enforcing matriarch, cooing "She'll take the banana and the mango and she'll make you eat it", which coming for Veronica I take as a promise, not a threat.

Open wide and swallow, because PILL is back with a new dose.

—A. Savage

credits

released June 30, 2017

Recorded in NYC Aug. 2016 + Brooklyn Dec. — FEB. 2016–17
Produced, mixed + mastered for tape by Andy Chugg
Artwork by J. Campolo
All Music & Lyrics by PILL

THANK YOU:

OUR FAMILIES
HEATHER STRANGE
ANDY CHUGG
CHRIS PICKERING
ANDREW SAVAGE
RACHEL BARNHART
NICK CAMPOLO
EAMON MONAGHAN
YOU

tags

tags: nyc punk New York

license

all rights reserved

about

Pill Brooklyn, New York

shows

contact / help

Contact Pill

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: AA 2
Wanna kiss your face,
but I have too many pre-existing,
contractual obligations.
Track Name: Empathizer (Rat in the Box)
Baby wait - wait for nobody!
Nobody’s good enough;
Compromise nothing.

Baby wait - wait for nobody!
What do I want?
Somebody who’s worth something.

Keep the rat in the box
Keep the rat in the box

I am the empathizer,
People pleasing manipulator.
There was that time that i saw you as my protector,
but you give nothing

So I bleed and bleed,
eager to please and please.

Keep the rat in the box
Keep the rat in the box

Is that all there is?
Track Name: Afraid of the Mirror
Afraid of the mirror.
Deliver the mirror.

Muted by context,
but context is content.
Political optics!

Afraid of the mirror.
Deliver the mirror.

What would you do?
Object the image?

Looking at you,
looking at me,
looking a you.

I carry it with me.
Too hard to let go.

-Interconnected -

Don’t say no,
cuz’ everyone’s agreed.

Afraid of the mirror.
Deliver the mirror.
Track Name: Scared Away
In this world it must seem
that there’s nothing but blind chaos.
We take strength where order fails.
We take strength where order falls.

In my dream we never get to talk,
but I’ve read all about you -
a boy wrapped in pink chiffon.

Scared away,
but i can’t fight it myself.

And so it seems we've misunderstood the joke,
but I never thought you were funny anyway.

We sink to swim.
We climb to fall.
Unleash your best,
but we’ll laugh this time around.

And so it seems we've misunderstood the joke,
but I never thought you were funny anyway.
We take strength when order falls,
We’re going to laugh when you tell it to our face

I think you’ve got it!
I think you’ve got it!

Scared away - Scared away.
Forced to remove the stain ourselves.
Track Name: Side Eye
Keep it coming, keep it moving, don’t roll it back.
Keep it coming, keep on moving, keep on scratching,
don’t roll it back.

Im coming at this blind,
but no - I’m no pinochio, no!
Just a real piece of work.

<<FIGURE IT OUT, GIRL>>

Keep it coming, keep it moving, don’t roll it back.
Keep it coming, keep on moving, keep on scratching,
don’t roll it back.

They’re going to try to not let you.
Just be very persuasive.

<<FIGURE IT OUT, GIRL>>

Self sabotage? But maybe I'm not made that way.
You say it’s self sabotage, but baby I’m not made that way!

<<FIGURE IT OUT, GIRL>>
Track Name: Piña Queen
I know she can do it.
She’s been photographed.

She’ll take the banana and mango,
and she will make you eat it.

Piña Queen <3 <3 <3

How much fruit can you balance?
Piña Queen?

Who does her hair?
Round locks falling over her royal body.

How much fruit can you balance?
Piña Queen?

She’ll get all the boys and girls and make them fall in love with her
and take them into a pineapple cocktail.

Oh what a dream!
Piña Queen <3 <3 <3