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Purling Hiss have a new song and a tour to match
Purling Hiss, the Philadelphia garage-psych band last spotted on 2017’s Breeze EP have returned with a new single, “Out Tonight”. The song is a slice of Velvet Underground style pop-minimalism featuring just three chords, a handful of lyrics, and a generous dose of heavy fuzz. A bass-drum heartbeat and repetitious jangling guitars create a hypnotic musical space that a listener will slip into like a dream. “Out Tonight” is also backed by a cover of the Spacemen 3 classic “Walking With Jesus”—a fitting reference point for Purling Hiss’ noisy pop stylings.
Stream “Out Tonight” below. Purling Hiss will be on tour this July including an appearance at Johnny Brenda’s on 7/21. Full dates are listed below; tickets and more information on the Johnny Brenda’s show can be found here.
7/17 Cleveland, OH @ Maple Lanes
7/18 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall*
7/19 Evanston, IL @ Temperance*
7/20 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Shop
7/21 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
7/31 Brooklyn, NY @ Coney Island Baby^
*w/ Dinosaur Jr.