by Andrew Sacher

Purling Hiss at Bowery Ballroom in 2011 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Purling Hiss

Garage rocking crew Purling Hiss began as the solo project of Mike Polizze of Birds of Maya, but Mike has since expanded the project into a full band (including drummer Mike Sneeringer and bassist Kiel Everett), and they put out their first record as a full band together this year, Water on Mars, which came out earlier this month (3/19). The record is the band's first for Drag City, and also their first recorded in a studio, which the recording quality shows. The enhanced fidelity benefits the band too, exposing Mike's drawl and rock riffage that cuts harder than when it was hidden behind a wall of noise. Check it out for yourself -- the album single, "Mercury Retrograde," can be downloaded above or streamed below, and the album can be purchased in LP/CD/Cassette/Digital formats at the Drag City webstore.

Purling Hiss will be going on a tour this spring to support Water on Mars, which kicks off with a record release show in NYC on April 4 at 285 Kent with Spacin', AXIS:SOVA, and >mancontrol<. It also includes another NYC-area show a few days later at Maxwell's on April 7. Tickets for the 285 Kent show and the Maxwell's show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, along with that song stream, below...


Purling Hiss - "Mercury Retrograde"

Purling Hiss -- 2013 Tour Dates
Apr 04 285 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY
Apr 05 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA
Apr 06 Metro Gallery Baltimore, MD
Apr 07 Maxwell's Hoboken, NJ
Apr 09 O'Brien's Pub Allston, MA
Apr 10 CT BAR Nightclub New Haven, CT
Apr 12 Brillobox Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 14 Garden Bowl Detroit, MI
Apr 15 The Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
Apr 16 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
Apr 18 Linneman's Riverwest Inn Milwaukee, WI
Apr 19 University of Wisconsin, Madison Madison, WI
Apr 20 Mike N Molly's Champaign, IL
Apr 21 Zanzabar Louisville, KY
May 04 007 Prague, Czech Republic
May 05 Fluc Vienna, Austria
May 06 Culture Factory Club Zagreb, Croatia
May 09 Nuits Sonores Festival, Le Sonic Lyon, France
May 11 El Perro De La Parte De Atras Del Coche Madrid, Spain
May 12 Taina Fest Porto, Portugal
May 13 Bukowski San Sebastián, Spain
May 15 Nouveau Casino Paris, France
May 16 Dome, Tufnell Park London, UK
May 20 Undertone Cardiff, UK
May 21 The Green Door Store Brighton, UK
May 22 Madame Moustache Brussels, Belgium
May 23 Effenaar Areafiftyone Eindhoven, Netherlands
May 24 Muk Giessen, Germany
May 25 Die Friese Bremen, Germany
May 26 Kb18 Copenhagen, Denmark
May 27 Kuudes Linja Helsinki, Finland
May 28 Debaser Slussen Stockholm, Sweden
May 30 Marie-Antoinette Berlin, Germany

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