If you’re a devotee of New Choogle (contemporary blues-rock a la Endless Boogie), you might have first heard Philadelphia-based Mike Polizze in Birds of Maya. His own Purling Hiss began as a noise-drone outfit landing somewhere between the brutal assault of ’70s Japanese psych acts and the mellower motorik of San Francisco’s Wooden Shjips. Recently signing to Mexican Summer, the long-haired dude’s unleashed his inner J. Mascis, marrying a heavy vibe to killer pop hooks. Long live…grunge drone?
By J. Edward Keyes on 10.02.14 in Features
How Mike Polizze escaped suburbia and discovered rock & roll.
By Andrew Parks on 07.10.14 in News
After turning Purling Hiss into more of a power trio with last year's Water on Mars LP, frontman Mike Polizze has returned to his solo roots with Weirdon. Due out September 23 through Drag City, the record was reportedly...
By Colin McLaughlin on 03.19.14 in Live in Pictures
Photos of Purling Hiss at Bunk Bar in Portland
By Wondering Sound Staff on 07.29.11 in Lists
Every year, a mountain of records is unleashed on an unsuspecting public. And while many move to "Instant Favorite" status, it's inevitable that even more will fall through the cracks. With five months left in 2011, now...