Mike Polizze | photo by Constance Mensh | courtesy of the artist
Mike Polizze of Purling Hiss announces his debut solo album, releases lead single with Kurt Vile
Mike Polizze, Fishtown resident and frontman of Purling Hiss and Birds of Maya, has announced his debut solo album, Long Lost Solace Find. According to Polizze’s hand-written announcement, the album is “largely acoustic, mellow, and almost without electric guitar.” In other words, it’s a complete left turn from his previous work as Purling Hiss, which features harsh walls of lo-fi noise rock.
Along with the announcement came the upcoming record’s lead single, “Revelation.” This warm, acoustic guitar-driven track features Polizze’s longtime Philly friend Kurt Vile contributing backing vocals and a gorgeous trumpet countermelody. “You came to me like a revelation,” Polizze declares, sweetly. “Revelation” features catchy, pop hooks, while the twangy guitar riffs keep it firmly rooted in the Philly folk tradition.
Check out “Revelation” below, and pre-order Long Lost Solace Findhere, out July 31st on Paradise of Bachelors.