posted July 10th, 2014

Full-tilt tunes, aggro riffs, feedback peals, stoned soul-searching pop turnarounds and magisterial portraits of the go-nowhere lifestyle in abstract... ding dong, you're correct: we are describing the sounds of Purling Hiss! But dig it, these adjectives most appropriately articulate Weirdon, the fully realized, forthcoming new album from Purling Hiss! Weirdon is a new-phase Purling Hiss album, using the songwriting and guitar style of Mike Polizze to come up with a quicksilver sound touched on only briefly on previous records.

If last year’s Water On Mars was the Purling Hiss heavy rock album, Weirdon travels into the pop dimension of Purling Hiss, making of their fastest and catchiest songs in the abiding images of punk and psychedelia. Written alone to achieve a contrast with the previous album and return, in a sense, to an original approach, Weirdon was made with no concept of limitations any studio, venue, or bedroom might trap. Instead, Mike’s new songs open up all over the place, bloomin' in their home-cooked blend of catharsis and shredding, both in the guitar playing and at the album's central core. Full of color and rock and roll, Weirdon is a rainbow of a record; beaming down to the stereos and streets and highways and boomboxes of today, through the unique and still-growing prism of Purling Hiss. Get yer Weirdon September 23rd!

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss