Purling Hiss, Lounge Lizards
If you’re a devotee of New Choogle (contemporary blues-rock a la Endless Boogie), you might have first heard Philadelphia-based Mike Polizze in Birds of Maya. His own Purling Hiss began as a noise-drone outfit landing somewhere between the brutal assault of ’70s Japanese psych acts and the mellower motorik of San Francisco’s Wooden Shjips. Recently signing to Mexican Summer, the long-haired dude’s unleashed his inner J. Mascis, marrying a heavy vibe to killer pop hooks. Long live…grunge drone?