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Purling Hiss

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Philadelphia guitarist and songwriter Mike Polizze first appeared under the name Purling Hiss in 2009 with a self-released, self-titled CD-R. He played all the instruments and recorded the six fuzzy, corrosive pop songs himself at home as a recording-only project. Formerly playing in the heavy psych group Birds of Maya, Polizze played in and around the Philly indie scene, sharing stages with contemporaries like Kurt Vile and the War on Drugs while working on Purling Hiss songs in his basement studio. Following his debut recordings, Polizze went on to release records with various indie labels, including 2010's Public Service Announcement on Woodsist Records, 2011's Lounge Lizards EP on Mexican Summer, and a handful of other cassette and EP releases. In 2013, Polizze expanded Purling Hiss into a power trio, and the newly collaborative three-piece entered a proper studio to record Water on Mars. The album's distortedly introspective tunes were more pop-oriented than anything the band had done before, and the album was released in 2013 on Drag City.

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Date Venue Location Tickets
10.29.16 Baby's All Right Brooklyn, NY US
10.30.16 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA US
11.07.16 The Hideout San Diego, CA US
11.08.16 Resident Los Angeles, CA US
11.10.16 The Chapel San Francisco, CA US
11.12.16 High Water Mark Lounge Portland, OR US
11.13.16 Chop Suey Seattle, WA US
11.14.16 Stage 112 Missoula, MT US
11.18.16 The Hideout Chicago, IL US
11.19.16 El Club Detroit, MI US