posted March 8th, 2013

We warned you a coupla weeks ago, "Mercury Retrograde" is now upon us. When Purling Hiss first premiered their burning lead single, the astrological retrograde hadn't yet begun; but now---- well, shit-- it's in FULL JACK SWING! Lucky for everyone, the mercurial madness of the retrograde - the lack of continuity, the fruitless quality of communications, the endless breakdowns on mechanical, emotional and logistical fronts - will be over soon, like March 17th to be exact (and super-hopeful!). In the meantime, the Hiss have just the thing to help get you through it: a space oddysey of a new video for their single, "Mercury Retrograde." If we sound like a broken record, well like we said, communication is most difficult during these trying astrological times and if nothing else, we and Purling Hiss just want to get through to you, baby!

As you're about to find out, nothing will ground you more perfectly in times emo-technological fog like this new Purling Hiss record (Water On Mars, out March 19th). It's an album of songs that people will want keep in their psychic reserve tanks, creating space as it does for both wallowing in deep waters of alienation and then punch-stroking the way out of them waters with the very next riff. There's something for everyone here - and in fact, da Hiss' are strapped-on and geared-up to use the immediate post-'grade period as a launching pad for their globe-surfing Water On Mars tour! Watch the vid, grab a glass, and ready thyself for fuzz-friendly pour: the whole shebang blasts off next month in Brooklyn, NY, before plowing through the Midwest and rocketing 'cross the 'lantic for Europe!

4/4/13 285 Kent Ave. Brooklyn NY w/ Spacin', AXIS:SOVA
4/5/13 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia PA w/ Spacin', AXIS:SOVA
4/6/13 Metro Gallery Baltimore MD w/ Spacin', AXIS:SOVA
4/7/13 Maxwell's Hoboken NJ w/ AXIS:SOVA
4/9/13 O'Briens Pub Allston MA w/ AXIS:SOVA
4/10/13 BAR Nightclub New Haven CT
4/12/13 Brillobox Pittsburgh PA w/ AXIS:SOVA
4/14/13 The Garden Bowl Detroit MI w/ AXIS:SOVA
4/15/13 Empty Bottle Chicago IL w/ Tee Pee, AXIS:SOVA
4/16/13 7th Street Entry Minneapolis MN
4/18/13 Linnemans Riverwest Inn Milwaukee WI
4/19/13 University of Wisconsin Madison Madison WI
4/20/13 Mike N' Molly's Champaign IL
5/5/13 Fluc Vienna Austria
5/6/13 Culture Factory Club Zagreb Croatia
5/9/13 Nuits Sonores Festival, Le Sonic Lyon France
5/11/13 El Perro Club Madrid Spain
5/12/13 Taina Fest Porto Portugal
5/13/13 Bukowski Donostia Spain
5/15/13 Nouveau Casino Paris France w/ Mikal Cronin
5/16/13 Tufnell Park Dome London United Kingdom w/ White Fence, Mikal Cronin
5/20/13 Undertone Cardiff United Kingdom
5/21/13 The Green Door Store Brighton United Kingdom
5/22/13 Madame Moustache Brussels Belgium
5/23/13 De Effenar Eindhoven Netherlands
5/24/13 Muk Giessen Germany
5/25/13 Die Friese Bremen Germany
5/26/13 KB18 Copenhagen Denmark
5/27/13 Kuudes Linja Helsinki Finland
5/28/13 Debaser Slussen Stockholm Sweden
5/30/13 Marie-Antoinette Berlin Germany

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss