Purling Hiss Light Up KFN

Local psyche rockers Purling Hiss lit up Kung Fu Necktie last night with a grimey set soaked in 70s afterburners and punishing effects pedals. Their swaggering, throwback sound is reminiscent of proto punk pioneers The Stooges, and considering that Daytrotter recently described frontman Michael Polizee as filthy, unwashed and slovenly, the boys certainly appear to be on an Iggy-like roll.

Bot it's not only sonic boom in the band's arsenal: As Weekly music scribe Elliot Sharp describes it, their latest LP, Public Service Announcement, suggests "a renegade DJ broadcasting from an AM station trapped somewhere in between Fleetwood Mac’s Mirage and the Ghostbusters soundtrack." So there's that.

In any event, after establishing significant local love, the trio seems to be resonating outside the city: They've just been announced on the line-up card for the Wilco-curated Solid Sound Festival in Massachusetts this June 24-26. Buy your weekend pass here.

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