posted January 21st, 2013

We know you're hungry for a sneak peek at the latest and greatest batch of jams from Philly's Purling Hiss- Water On Mars, they call it- and the dudes are apt to abide, mash-up style! Watch the thing, but watch out for yourself: crushed together, these tough tunes are likely to open a gateway of sorts from your cerebral noggin to an atmosphere removed of oxygen and air as we know it. So inhale deeply and prepare to hold it, while digging the static and the noise as provided by the only ones who can, Purling Hiss!

Water On Mars is rife of hits and ragers, rippers and shredders. Guitars gleam and pile up on each other, combine with the avalanching rhythm section, and create something much bigger than the sum of their parts. Go ahead, preview this veritable pu-pu platter of Hiss-teric moods, from the gut-busting bellows of "Face Down" to the acoustic flatline of "Dead Again," the anthemish surges of "Mercury Retrograde" and "Rat Race" to the wailing march-jam of a title track, "Water On Mars." It's all collected in one microwave tray of instant, slimy dinner, tossed with a secret sauce of wacked-out visual ingredients; just a little mini-taste of this extra-huge record coming out March 19th, on Drag City!

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss