PILL "Afraid of the Mirror" b/w "T.V. Wedding" / Recorded 3-3-2017
Hot on the heels of a groovy and unglued no-wave full-length on well-lauded Mexican Summer, Boston's Pill rolled into the Blue Room to play a show and use a couple recorded tracks for a live 7". These recordings fully capture the incredible energy of the evening.
The A-side "Afraid of the Mirror" you've gotta hear to believe. While the eponymous mantra drills into your head, the equally churning upfront bass line is sewn into an expert-level percussive fracas. Not for beginners. "T.V. Wedding" is an downhill, apocalyptic kraut jam driven forward by pulsating saxophone improvisation taking lead all over the track.
The band relived the experience recently over email, saying, "A year ago Pill rolled into Third Man Records illustrious "blue room" in Nashville, TN to record a live 7". We were met by the kindest folks, coffee from an espresso machine gifted by Neil Young, and a whole lot of taxidermy. Our sax player, Ben Jaffe, was celebrating his birthday, and fueled by Third Man hospitality and tequila, he played some of the most out there horn we've seen in our time as a group. Truly a birthday miracle."