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A Great Big Pile of Leaves Celebrate Milestone in Williamsburg

June 18th, 2015

When their previous band broke up, Pete Weiland (vocals and guitar) and Tyler Soucy (drums) left Connecticut for Brooklyn and formed a new jazz-influenced indie-rock group, A Great Big Pile of Leaves (above, performing “We Don’t Need Our Heads” for Chalk TV). Following the release of two EPs, the duo became a quartet with the addition of Matthew Fazzi (guitar) and Tucker Yaro (bass). Their first full-length, Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex? (stream it below), arrived in 2010. And it’s safe to say the folks at Absolute Punk were floored: “One of the most enthralling, captivating releases of 2010, HYSMPC? is one of those albums that you can listen to dozens of times without ever settling on a favorite song, because they’re all your favorite. It’s one of those albums where you want to show it to the whole world, but you’ll only show it to a select few friends because it’s that good. You won’t just recommend this to any old acquaintance…. With a unique mixture of jazz and indie rock and a pop sensibility to boot, A Great Big Pile of Leaves deserve your attention, and Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex? is just the release they needed to get it.” The band celebrates the album’s five-year anniversary tomorrow at Music Hall of Williamsburg. And two New Jersey bands, Gates and Prawn, open the show.