Purling Hiss w/ Technicolor Teeth, Dogs in Ecstasy and Platinum Boys
2496 S. Wentworth Ave., Milwaukee, WI, 53207
Stemming from the fertile Philadelphia scene that spawned Kurt Vile and The War on Drugs, Purling Hiss began as a solo project for Mike Polizze, a whiz guitarist whose punk sensibilities are balanced by some serious classic-rock chops. On the group’s fourth LP, Water on Mars, Polizze lets his guitar rip, and thanks to some recording techniques that are a far cry from the group’s muddled, demo-y early albums, it absolutely crackles. The album is Purling Hiss’s first for the iconic indie label Drag City, and also their first recorded as a trio, with bassist Kiel Everett and drummer Mike Sneeringer joining what was once a one-man affair.