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AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE 4/27
LP available at: dulltools.bigcartel(dot)com

Out now for the first time on vinyl! The world first heard Pill on their self-titled cassette release on Dull Tools. And the world took note. Evan Minsker, writing for Pitchfork, says “they are loose with form, they pack in a lot of ideas, and they successfully deliver an emotionally complex narrative where joy is accompanied by an impossible-to-ignore undercurrent of danger. The band's debut outing is enigmatic—a Dull Tools record through and through—but it's also well crafted, full of stellar performances and unflinching lyrics.” The band then signed to Mexican Summer, releasing their debut LP. Shortly after, prolific in a way that has become a hallmark of Dull Tools artists, they release another cassette, 2017’s “Aggressive Advertising”. If one thought the self-titled cassette couldn’t get more acerbic and confrontational, Aggressive Advertising proved them wrong.

Now both releases are available on one LP. This LP is an important document of New York City’s DIY scene and one of the best bands to emerge from it. Pill are an ever present force in NYC’s scene. Playing small clubs like Baby’s All Right, DIY spaces like Silent Barn and even the Museum of Modern Art. When the art and culture of New York is examined in, much in the way we examine culture from the past, you can bet that Pill will be a shining example of this moment in time.

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released April 27, 2018

"Pill" EP recorded in Brooklyn Nov 2014 + Jan 2015

"Aggressive Advertising" EP recorded in NYC Aug. 2016
+ Brooklyn Dec – Feb 2016–17

Produced, mixed by Andy Chugg
Re-mastered for vinyl by Mikey Young
Artwork by Jonathan Campolo
All music & lyrics by PILL

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OUR FAMILIES
JOSIE KEEFE
HEATHER STRANGE
RACHEL BARNHART
ANDY CHUGG
CHRIS PICKERING
ANDREW SAVAGE
NICK CAMPOLO
MIKEY YOUNG
YOU

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Photo: Chris Bernsten

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UK Press:
caroline@yesplease.fm

USA Booking:
peter@agostonagency.com

UK/EU Booking:
ck@powerline-agency.com

Band:
ppppiiiillllllll@gmail.com
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Track Name: TV Wedding
Got married on the television,
A slow montage of every text we ever shared,
Pixelized cranes suspended in air.

Live broadcast of our burning missile,
Through the shadow of this despair.

Isn’t it incredible that two people could find themselves
Amidst so much ruin and so much wrong?
Walking down the aisle into your living room
Against the sirens and snow-falling bombs.

Live broadcast of our burning missile,
Through the shadow of this despair.
Track Name: Hotline
I would do anything for that fingernail
(On the tip of...)

Oh, you wanna touch me where?
No, I’m younger than that.
How old do you think I am?

Oh, you’ve got me all wrong,
I know I look better in a convertible.
I’m just another California Blonde.

A California Blonde
Skinny dipping in a neon pool of dreams;
With the lights out.

Daddy always said:
Don’t go swimming in the deep end.
But you taught me life was
bigger than a Jacuzzi,
It’s an Infinity Pool.

But you taught me life was
Bigger than a Jacuzzi;
I’m a 1-800-INDIVIDUAL.

A California Blonde
Skinny dipping in a neon pool of dreams;
With the lights out.
Track Name: Misty Eyed Porno Reader
Are you keeping my feelings and my body safe?
I think this is an opportunity for you to learn to be more flexible.

Do you want to date other people?
The third party is never sorry.

Oh no but that’s alright-
You’re just my misty-eyed porno reader.
Track Name: Personality Flaw
Personality Flaw – My personal draw
I’ll always want more,
I’ll always want everything.
The Most Fun.
War – my refuge.

Personality Flaw – Our personal draw.
We’ll always want more,
We’ll always want everything.
We’re so good at curating ourselves.
War – our refuge.

You’d always save yourself first.
I don’t wanna sink into your self indulgence,
I won’t ever sleep until you fall.

Are you willing to submit beyond your sense of self?
What are you willing to give to be turned on?
Track Name: Psychic Nipple
Por mi, por mi casa, y lo que quiero saber.
Por mi, por mi casa, y lo que quiero saber.

Say you don’t like it here and prefer the South.
Ivory skin, timid mouth.

Angel dust encrusted eyes - tongue out -
THIRD PENETRATION.
The organizers are out to lunch
So pick up all of those presents for your piggy feast.

Pretty, I want it…

Oh, I. One is home…

Psychedelic Nippled Priestess delivers the milk for free.
Drained and relieved. Drained and relieved.
Privilege is a warm body that loves you.
Track Name: AA2
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

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