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Originally conceived as a three-piece band during the fall of 2017 in Long Beach, Pileup has grown across state lines with a rotating cast of contributors based out of Portland and Los Angeles County. They play down-tempo, contemplative rock music that hints at 90’s and early 2000’s slowcore and indie inspirations, pairing sparse lyricism with lush and dynamic instrumental arrangements.
Raised in Los Angeles, Gracie Gray began writing, recording and producing her own
music in her early teens.
“alienlover” – the first single to appear from Gray’s anna LP, out 4th February 2022 on Hand In Hive Records – provides the perfect introduction into Gray’s musical world,
where lo-fi bedroom production – all her own work across the accompanying album – sits
alongside warm, catching synth lines and moments of dark and brooding atmosphere
for fans of Skullcrusher, Mazzy Star, Lala Lala and Lomelda. All of this topped with a
delicate yet commanding vocal, honed while studying opera at college.
The forthcoming album follows 2019’s self-released Oregon In A Day, which picked-up
praise from LA Weekly and IMPOSE, and sees Gray move the listener with a
combination of sombre, slow-burning bedroom-rock, subtle indie pop, and classic