by Bill Pearis

(photo by Constance Mensh)
Purling Hiss

Philadelphia ear-bleeders Purling Hiss release the Something EP this Friday (2/19) via Famous Class. This is Something different, with Mike Polizze recording alone and in poppier mode than regular listeners might be used to. These songs are loaded with "bah bah bahs" and "ooh ooohs." Fans of early Teenage Fanclub or Dinosaur Jr will want this. The 7" has three songs, with a fourth track on the digital download. We're premiering a stream of the whole shebang right here. Stream it below.

Mike will be doign solo Purling Hiss shows this spring, including a couple weeks supporting Kurt Vile & the Violators. There's no NYC date with Vile, but he'll play Brooklyn's Alphaville on March 18. No openers announced yet but tickets are on sale. Mike Polizze will also be on WFMU on Friday morning at 11 AM to perform a Purling Hiss live solo session, so tune in for that.

Order your copy of the Something EP (perhaps on limited edition red vinyl) from Famous Class. All tour dates are listed, along with the EP stream, below.


Purling Hiss

Purling Hiss - 2016 Tour Dates
2/19/16 WFMU live solo Purling Hiss session at 11am
FRI 3/18/2016 Alphaville Brooklyn, New York
THU 3/31/2016 Asbury Hall Buffalo, New York*
FRI 4/1/2016 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, Ohio*
SAT 4/2/2016 Newport Music Hall Columbus, Ohio*
SUN 4/3/2016 Bluebird (IN) Bloomington, Indiana*
TUE 4/5/2016 Pabst Theater Milwaukee, Wisconsin*
WED 4/6/2016 The Accord Champaign, Illinois*
FRI 4/8/2016 Granada Lawrence, Kansas*
SAT 4/9/2016 The Waiting Room Omaha, Nebraska*
SUN 4/10/2016 Englert Theatre Iowa City, Iowa (Mission Creek Festival)*
MON 4/11/2016 The Blue Note Columbia, Missouri*
TUE 4/12/2016 Cain's Ballroom Tulsa, Oklahoma*
THU 4/14/2016 House of Blues Houston Houston, Texas*
FRI 4/15/2016 Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre Austin, Texas*
SAT 4/16/2016 Granada Theater Dallas, Texas*
SUN 4/17/2016 Republic New Orleans, Louisiana*
* = Purling Hiss solo opening for Kurt Vile And The Violators