Purling Hiss - Pubilc Service Announcement

I like how the guitars open up and refuse to stop toward the end of “Run From The City,” the opening track on Purling Hiss’s Woodsist debut, Public Service Announcement. Purling Hiss is the clipped and collaged (and damaged) psychedelic bedroom rock project of Philadelphia-based Birds of Maya guitarist/noisemaker Mike Polizze. This is his third Purling Hiss album, following a self-titled debut on Permanent Records, the sophomore Richie-imprinted Hissteria. The new songs sound like they were recorded underwater. Or re-recorded over old Twisted Village or Siltbreeze LPs, Crystallized Movements and Luxurious Bags just barely seeping through Polizze’s quieter, half-erased home recordings. He tears into full-on aerodynamic drone on “Malice in Wonderland.” “Zor” offers meditative sky-melting loner psych. David Lee Roth shows up on the cassette looping “Bedroom.” Otherwise, this is gentler, even delicate (albeit continually tape-hissed, warping) terrain: “Goodbye Blue” reminds me of Sentridoh; it makes perfect sense he’s on tour with Kurt Vile. Get a taste via “Run From The City” and another album track, the vintage-Shrimper/Goosewind pop of “Don’t Even Try It.”



Public Service Annoucement:

01 “Run from the City”
02 “Porch Dude / Slight Return”
03 “Don’t Even Try It”
04 “Bedroom”
05 “Ojos Locos”
06 “Gypsy”
07 “Zor”
08 “Goodbye Blue”
09 “Beautiful Earth Creature”
10 “Malice in Wonderland”
11 “Doghouse”
12 “1976″

Public Service Announcement is out (as of yesterday) via Woodsist. Here are the dates for that Kurt Vile tour. The Soft Pack join them where noted.

10/27 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s #
10/28 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig #
10/29 – Indianapolis, IN @ White Rabbit Cabaret #
10/30 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle #
10/31 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle #
11/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock #
11/04 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos #
11/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore #
11/06 – Portland, OR @ Berbatis Pan #
11/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop #
11/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex #
11/13 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah #
11/14 – Tempe, AZ @ Trunk Space
11/17 – San Antonio, TX @ The Korova
11/18 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
11/19 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
11/20 – Little Rock, AR @ Whitewater Tavern
11/21 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
11/24 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat (backstage)
11/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas
12/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory

# Kurt Vile co-headlining w/ The Soft Pack

Comments (1)
  1. Can Woodist do wrong? Seriously, i love just about everything i’ve heard from them.

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