Purling Hiss - Water on Mars Album Release!

Johnny Brenda's & R5 Productions Present

Purling Hiss - Water on Mars Album Release!

Spacin', Axis: Sova

Fri, April 5, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:15 pm


This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

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Purling Hiss - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
Purling Hiss
It takes balls to let Purling Hiss get in your face - their records are a half-corroded, screaming roar of high-end guitars crushed together, obliterating vocals and drums with their singular assault. Well, if you’ve got balls, get ready to swing ‘em! With Water On Mars, Purling Hiss have broken out of the basement, run through the bedroom and are now loose, out in the streets, blasting one of the great guitar albums in the past couple minutes. Yes, Water On Mars, from the swirling sound of Purling Hiss – Drag City’s gonna let you have it, come March 19th, 2013!

Water On Mars is Purling Hiss’s first recording outside the fuzzy confines of Mike Polizze’s inner rock utopia, where the first three albums and EP were constructed in solitude with a home-recording setup. Over the past couple years, Polizze’s been working with a band and fine-tuning new songwriting ideas while playing shows all over the place. Now there is a center to the Hiss maelstrom, with Polizze’s guitars slugging, sizzling and spiraling their way around the rhythm throb, singing disaffected in shifts both aggro and slack (and around to the back) through the course of a song, with production highlighting the schiz by buffing the raw power into a streamlined blast. If that doesn’t rattle your caveman brain, nothing will! Purling Hiss have a deeply satisfying way of drawing from the red, white and blue wells of 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s rock to inform their own sound, giving things a retro ring while doing what they do in the Philadelphia of today – and no other time could apply, really. So bring your neanderthal face out to space, grab a glass, and prepare for a pour from Water On Mars, Purling Hiss’ first banger for Drag City, out in March!
Spacin' - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
SPACIN’, the newly formed Philadelphia act that’s bringing together kick-flippers, arm-wrestlers, and hackey-sackers in head-nodding, beer swilling unity. Inhales the same fumes that fuel the Velvets workout at the gymnasium, the Stooges sleazy-fuzz with Asheton on guitar, and the groovy zen of Nigeria ’70. Translation: blasted anthems of basement motorik fuzz-rock and mixed with circular ambient explorations that’ll send ya’ searching for Visine and peanut butter cups.
Axis: Sova - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Axis: Sova
The muggy haze of the AXIS:SOVA sound is pollinated by nomadic guitar tones, accompanied by a Roland TR-66 Rhythm Arranger. Described as "beautifully junky, skewed surf-rock as projected through a rust belt prism, complete with hummable hooks and scorching guitar pyrotechnics" (The Decibel Tolls), "intangible sounds and textures rippling throughout cosmic lullabies" (Time Out Chicago), and "eerie and beautiful, dark and buyant" (Adhoc), AXIS:SOVA is the nom de plume of guitarist Brett Sova. Weight Of A Color is the recently released debut LP from this solo jammer, just out on Kill Shaman Records, but this show also celebrates the release of "Past The Edge," a brand new 7" on Richie Records // TestosterTunes.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125