Friday, March 28, 2014
Purling Hiss w/ Technicolor Teeth, Dogs in Ecstasy and Platinum Boys
Stemming from the fertile Philadelphia scene that spawned Kurt Vile and The War on Drugs, Purling Hiss began as a solo project for Mike Polizze, a whiz guitarist whose punk sensibilities are balanced by some serious classic-rock chops. On the group’s fourth LP, Water on Mars, Polizze lets his guitar rip, and thanks to some recording techniques that are a far cry from the group’s muddled, demo-y early albums, it absolutely crackles. The album is Purling Hiss’s first for the iconic indie label Drag City, and also their first recorded as a trio, with bassist Kiel Everett and drummer Mike Sneeringer joining what was once a one-man affair.