Purling Hiss, “Learning Slowly”

Caitlin Greene

Philly’s own (and Impose’s beloved) Purling Hiss are a couple of months away from the release of their new album, Weirdon, off of which comes their most recent single, “Learning Slowly”. Last spring, we chatted with bandleader Mike Polizze surrounding the release of the band’s last album, Water On Mars. One thing that carries over between releases, though the sound shifts in degrees of polish, is the feeling of being in good hands, sonically, as a listener, owing to much more than simply Polizze’s guitar chops. The track moves in anthemic blasts, hooks that reinvent themselves at each turn, and vocal moans and growls. “I’m treading lightly,” Polizze sings, but we don’t believe it for a second.

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Weirdon will be released on Drag City September 23. Stream “Learning Slowly” and check out Purling Hiss’ tour dates below the embed.

Purling Hiss Tour Dates
September:
24
 Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at Outerspace w/ J Mascis
25 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live w/ J Mascis
26 Baltimore, MD @ OttoBar w/ J Mascis
27 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 w/ J Mascis
28 Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Tavern w/ J Mascis
October:
21
 Kingston, NY @ BSP Lounge w/ Meatbodies
23 Brooklyn, NY @ CMJ
24 Brooklyn, NY @ CMJ
25 Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar w/ Meatbodies
26 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore w/ Meatbodies
28 Allston, MA @ Great Scott w/ Meatbodies
November:
02
 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ together PANGEA, AJ Davila, Mozes and the Firstborn
05 Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/ Meatbodies
06 Nashville, TN @ The End w/ Meatbodies
07 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia w/ Meatbodies
08 Austin, TX @ FFF Nites w/ Meatbodies

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