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Purling Hiss

Purling Hiss Announce Details About New Album

Purling Hiss just announced that their new album titled Water On Mars will be released on March 19, 2013 via Drag City. Since the Hiss' first three albums and EP were constructed at Mike Polizze's "inner rock utopia," this record will mark the first studio offering with bandmates Kiel Everett and Mike Sneeringer. Water On Mars was produced by Jeff Zeigler (Uniform Recordings) and Adam Granduciel (The War on Drugs). You can check out the album's track listing below.

Water On Mars Track Listing:
1. Lolita
2. Mercury Retrograde
3. Rat Race
4. Dead Again
5. She Calms Me Down
6. Face Down
7. The Harrowing Wind
8. Water on Mars
9. Mary Bumble Bee


Purling Hiss Corrupting Minds at JB’s Nov. 15

It should be no surprise that I’m looking forward to Purling Hiss headlining Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The ear-bleeding, carefree trash rock of the power trio is certainly something that you want to experience live. And while catching them on bills supporting notable acts like Wilco, Dinosaur Jr. and Mission of Burma might be a tasty appetizer, it’s still no replacement for a full meal of gut-busting, sleazy rock ‘n’ roll that would scare the shit out of those red-state, flag-waving wannabe successors. Yeah, it’s music that will corrupt young minds with combustible guitar solos that will light their joints, and that’s just the way I like it! Look out for a new Hiss album scheduled for release this spring via Drag City. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ - Alexis V.


Free Download: “Live at Music Hall of Williamsburg - 11/3/12” (NYC Taper) - Purling Hiss

NYC live music archivist Dan Lynch, a.k.a. NYC Taper, just released a recording of Purling Hiss’ performance from Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 3, 2012, which you can download in its entirety for free HERE. You can also stream the set closer “Almost Washed My Hair” below, and check out the evening’s setlist. The Hiss will headline at Johnny Brenda’s this Thursday, November 15. (Photo by Dan Lynch)  
Purling Hiss Setlist:
Run From the City
Don’t Even Try It
Rat Race
I Don’t Know
Mercury Retrograde Mary Bumblebee
Almost Washed My Hair


Purling Hiss Releasing WFMU Live In-studio Session on Cassette via Fan Death Records

Nasty psychedelic fuzz rockers Purling Hiss are releasing a new cassette on October 30 entitled A Little Off-Center via Baltimore/Montreal indie label Fan Death Records. The album will consist of a live in-studio session from December 21, 2010 at WFMU. You can preview “Run From The City” (which originally appeared on the LP Public Service Announcement) as well as a video from the recording below.


Weekend Warrior, September 7 - 9

Last weekend marked the end of summer for many, though it doesn’t officially end until Autumn Equinox. Luckily, there are plenty of shows to hit this weekend to keep summer alive and well in Philly. We love the scuzzy, face-melting sounds of Purling Hiss, and it seems that the rest of the music world is starting to realize the badassery of Mike Polizze’s wailing guitar so catch the Hiss while you can before they are taken away from us on seemingly endless tours. They’ll be opening tonight for legendary post-punk outfit Mission of Burma at Union Transfer. (BTW: We also love WHYY so don’t miss out on their generous Connections Fest freebie this Saturday at The Great Plaza with Yo La Tengo, Maps & Atlases, Frank Turner and locals The Lawsuits and Fabian Akilles.) Union Transfer, 1026 Spring garden St., 8pm, $18, All Ages (Photo by Tim Bugbee) - Alexis V.

Other things to help keep summer alive this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI St. James and the Apostles Album Release Part w/ Weird Hot, Arctic Splash, SAT The Bigger Lovers, Echo Orbiter, Cliff Hillis, SUN School of Rock
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Banned Books, SAT (Early) Backwoods Payback, (Late) Writtenhouse, Fatnice, Aquil, Matt Ford + L.F. Daze, SUN The Cryptkeeper Five, Rob Lately
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) SAT 56 Men, Smash Palace, The Peace Creeps, SUN Man the Fire, Venice Sunlight, Filmstar, The Way Home
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Chalk & the Beige Americans, Nico the Beast, Platinum Mustache, Mike "Slo-Mo" Brenner, SAT Rone, Uptown Tone, SUN Midnight Blues
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The Mahlors, The Divine Lorraines, SAT Great Red Spots
Ortlieb’s (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI The Glotones, SAT Gin Canaries, SUN Julie Charnet and Her Quartet
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Jim Boggia, SAT (Early) Andrew Lipke, (Late) The Fallen Troubadours
TLA (334 South St.) SAT Beanie Sigel
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Thee Nosebleeds, SAT The Cutting Heads, Take The Hint!, Smacking Madison, Fools Reign, SUN Robots and Racecars, Progressively Stupid
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) The Late Nite Cabaret w/TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI (Early) John Train, (Late) Hired Gun Blues Band, SAT Kevin Killen, SUN Rusty Cadillac
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Alo Brasil
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI A Minor Error, Small Town Titans, The Graveyard Shift, Above Connecticut, SAT Modern Colour, The Mighty OV, Darryl Miller and The Veil
The Barbary (951 N. Frankford St.) SAT The Eschatones
Milkboy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Blayer Pointdujour Record Release Party w/I Yahn I Arkestra, The National Rifle, Philadelphia Slick, SAT A Benefit for Maasai Rising w/Arrah & the Ferns, Sunset Recorder, Kate Foust
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Justin Phillippi, SAT Whitewater Pass, Bruce Torres, Hymn for Her, Matt Gaus Band, Hopscotch Jefferson
Headhouse Square (Lombard & 2nd Sts.) SUN Greenfest w/ Cheers Elephant, Abstract Verses, Mountjoy, You Do You
The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing (Chestnut St. & Columbus Blvd.) SAT WHYY Connects Festival w/The Lawsuits, Fabian Akilles
Goldilocks Gallery (723 Chestnut St.) SAT Literature
Golden Tea House (Please contact one of the acts or the venue for more deets.) SUN Nothing Is Over, Cauldron



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