posted March 2nd, 2023

Drag On Girard, the forthcoming new album from Purling Hiss, cruises through states of mind and places in time — dreams from the past and for the future, firing on all cylinders, careening lawlessly as they slide around loose on the road. Mike Polizze and Purling Hiss have been rock'n down the highway for nearly fifteen years, with each exit landing the band in new, unknown destinations.

Drag On Girard raises the flag of raw, ragged glory, flashing between sentiment-drenched mood pieces and numbers with caustic, fuzzed-out riffs and stabbing leads. The title track stomps the pedal down to the floor with its full-torque, pile driving the rhythm with brash, overdriven guitar. Days of old are recalled, and come echoing forth again and again, like catharsis, confession and exorcism, all in one extended jam. Guitars boil over and splash into the street as Purling Hiss pursue joy with six strings, accelerating recklessly, singing until hoarse, playing past the posted limits, coming to a halt only when they're ridden it all the way out, their way.

The days of future past are among us once again! Grip, don't rip, your LP of Drag On Girard and hit the road!


4/20 Washington DC @ DC9
4/21 Philadelphia @ Johnny Brenda’s
4/22 Brooklyn NY @ Union Pool
4/23 Brooklyn NY @ Union Pool

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss