posted October 6th, 2016

There's no place like the American landscape today; the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free - shouting fervently over the droning, never-ending voices of the establishment! Growing up in the fabled idyllic 1980s led Mike Polizze to evolve into a reasonably disenfranchised adult, rife with Notion Sickness and a permanently broken heart. These are the stakes he's driving  for the new Purling Hiss tent High Bias, their third full length for Drag City, an estranged and disillusioned vision for here and now.

Seeking release, Purling Hiss manipulate rock tropes up and down the dial throughout High Bias, until we are drowned in sound and up to something new again. Guitar histrionics from all the phases are spread out over surging bass and broad, steady rhythms that compel you to raise your fist in the air and turn it more! Yeah crank this! To 11!

Long live rock, and god bless America! Roll over onto NPR Music and listen to the album in its entirety, for free.


10/6/16 @ Ram's Head Live in Baltimore, MD*
10/29/16 @ Baby's All Right in Brooklyn, NY
10/30/16 @ Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia, PA
10/31/16 @ Kings Barcade in Raleigh, NC
11/1/16 @ The Earl in Atlanta, GA
11/2/16 @ Glass Menage in Nashville, TN
11/3/16 @ Circle Bar in New Orleans, LA
11/4/16 @ Hotel Vegas in Austin, TX
11/5/16 @ Monarch in El Paso, TX 
11/6/16 @ Night of the Living Fest at 191 Toole in Tuscon, AZ
11/7/16 @ The Hideout in San Diego, CA
11/8/16 @ Resident in Los Angeles, CA
11/10/16 @ The Chapel in San Francisco, CA
11/11/16 @ Richard's Goat in Arcata, CA
11/12/16 @ High Water Mark in Portland, OR
11/13/16 @ Chop Suey in Seattle, WA
11/14/16 @ Stage 112 in Missoula, MT
11/16/16 @ The Aquarium in Fargo, ND
11/18/16 @ The Hideout in Chicago, IL
11/19/16 @ El Club in Detroit, MI
11/20/16 @ Happy Dog in Cleveland,OH

*solo, w/ Kurt Vile

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss