Record Store Day w/ PURLING HISS

Who?: Purling Hiss
Where?: AKA Music in Philadelphia, PA
When?: Record Store Day, April 16th, 2011

As many of you were probably aware, yesterday was the fourth annual Record Store Day. Hopefully you made it out to your local record shop and snatched up all the releases you wanted. That picture above shows the mob-scene that took place in Repo Records early on at about 10am. People were lined up out the door and around the corner and shortly after even some tempers began to flare, which is easily imaginable considering the madness (or because the releases people wanted weren’t available). Another big part of Record Store Day means live music and free shows, which is the other reason I’m here today. Later that day Phildephia’s own PURLING HISS melted faces for a mediocre-sized crowd at AKA Music, which immediately made me regret ever missing any past Purling Hiss shows. Hopefully after viewing the entire thirty minute performance below, you will be thinking the same exact thing.


Space Roots/ Limerence – This first song starts with a quick two minute intro before they really get down to business. These live recordings sound drastically different than the stuff on the albums, but I’m pretty sure this is “Space Roots/ Limerence” (if that’s wrong leave a comment below). However, right away this shows just how well these guys play together – everybody is on time and nobody misses a beat no matter how ridiculous things get.


Beautiful Earth Creature – This was the first track from the 2010 effort “Public Service Announcement” that they played, whose brilliance you can find in our “Top 25 Albums of 2010” list. They build it up with a nice minute long intro before the song really starts.


Almost Washed My Hair – This is the opening track to their 2009 s/t release from Permanent Records. And for anybody who may have missed it, Permanent Records also just graced our ears with this radioactive madness right here, exclusively for Record Store Day (which you can also hear at the bottom of this post!).


-Here’s another that I wasn’t sure of the name, so if someone out there has a pointer leave us a comment below. It’s a bit shorter than the rest, but nonetheless face melting. At one point I was hoping to hear “Walking Down the Street” from their RSD split – witnessing that live would have been lethal.


Don’t Even Try It – Another from “Public Service Announcement” right here. It’s more poppy and slower paced than the usual intensity, but if anything is clear, there’s nothing this dude can’t solo over. It just goes to show how dynamic this trio can be and if I have anything to say about it these guys are just getting started in their time as a band.


Run From the City – The jaw-dropping opener from “Public Service Announcement”, there’s really nothing else I can say about Polizze’s skills that hasn’t been said yet, so we’ll spare you this time. Just watch the video in bewilderment and wonder just how the fuck he does that, but you’ll probably never get the answers you’re looking for. But this video proves a ton. This is some signature guitar shred, and I think it’s safe to say there’s not another band out there right now with skills like this.

That’s all for today. I know somebody noticed last week, but we haven’t posted on Sundays since the summer time here, and now this marks two in a row. What does that mean for next Sunday? I guess we’ll find out soon enough. Enjoy these videos and once again, go check out your local record store because most of them probably still have some exclusive releases lingering around. See ya tomorrow.

Walking Down the Street –

BUY “Public Service Announcement” directly from Insound
Purling Hiss – Public Service Announcement previously posted on the Drone
Purling Hiss – RSD Split 12″ (w/ Puffy Areolas) previously posted on the Drone
Find Purling Hiss in our Top 25 Albums from 2010

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