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Artist: PURLING HISS
Title: Dizzy Polizzy
Format: LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Discerning ears will link Dizzy Polizzy to Public Service Announcement (recorded in 2007) since they were made more or less back-to-back, and we wouldnt disagree. Dizzy is kind of the more innocent sister to PSA, sweet songs and mini-ragers, a baby version of the squalor that would soon grow too much hair in all the right places. Dizzy Polizzy serves up the beginnings, going all the way back to 2004, building off solid, breakfast-of-champion prototype-sounds from the likes Halen and Neil Young and head-butting them in a Hissier direction. This album reissues the cassette compilation on LP for the first time ever, to tide Hiss-heads over while Purling Hiss works on their next LP that melds the evolutions of Water on Mars with the devolutions of the now-defined Dizzy Polizzy strain." - Drag City.

Artist: PURLING HISS
Title: Water on Mars
Format: Cass
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
""With Water on Mars, Purling Hiss have broken out of the basement, run through the bedroom and are out in the streets, blasting one of the great guitar albums in the past couple minutes. Its a tumble of hits and ragers, sewing together nine new Purling Hiss celebration laments out of their usual patches of distortion, singing melodies and unexpected production hoohah -- but this time the unexpected part is how the guitars gleam so precisely as they pile upon each other, how they work alongside of the rhythm section rather than avalanching it. Water on Mars is Purling Hisss first recording outside the fuzzy confines of Mike Polizzes inner rock utopia, where the first three albums and EP were constructed in solitude with a home-recording setup. Over the past couple years, Mikes been working with a band and fine-tuning new songwriting ideas while playing shows all over the place. Now, Purling Hiss projects their sounds and ideas onto a new platform, with a visceral and soulful presence, and there is a center to the Hiss maelstrom, with Polizzes guitars slugging, sizzling and spiraling their way around the rhythmic throb." - Drag City.

Artist: PURLING HISS
Title: Water on Mars
Format: LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
""With Water on Mars, Purling Hiss have broken out of the basement, run through the bedroom and are out in the streets, blasting one of the great guitar albums in the past couple minutes. Its a tumble of hits and ragers, sewing together nine new Purling Hiss celebration laments out of their usual patches of distortion, singing melodies and unexpected production hoohah -- but this time the unexpected part is how the guitars gleam so precisely as they pile upon each other, how they work alongside of the rhythm section rather than avalanching it. Water on Mars is Purling Hisss first recording outside the fuzzy confines of Mike Polizzes inner rock utopia, where the first three albums and EP were constructed in solitude with a home-recording setup. Over the past couple years, Mikes been working with a band and fine-tuning new songwriting ideas while playing shows all over the place. Now, Purling Hiss projects their sounds and ideas onto a new platform, with a visceral and soulful presence, and there is a center to the Hiss maelstrom, with Polizzes guitars slugging, sizzling and spiraling their way around the rhythmic throb." - Drag City.

Artist: PURLING HISS
Title: Lounge Lizards
Format: LP
Label: Mexican Summer
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"After a series of three LPs which alternated between minds eye-gouging psychedelic excess and pine-scented woodshedding of pop tunes, here comes the logical endpoint between both: Lounge Lizards, six songs that stick around like sedan carpet matted with spilled Pepsi and Pats wrappers, a hard drill that penetrates historical musical hits, like the Cars through Dinosaur Jr through Monoshock and into the cold, acrid air of present times." - Mexican Summer. Limited, numbered edition of 1000; includes download code.

Artist: PURLING HISS
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Permanent
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Purling Hiss is one of Phillys Best! Purling Hiss is the side-project of Holy Mountain recording artists, Birds of Maya, guitarist Mike Pollize. Birds of Maya are a full-on psychedelic rock band from Philly. Apparently, Birds just arent full-on enough to satisfy Pollizes far-out tendencies. On his debut solo record, Pollize plays bass, drums, and guitar, relentlessly, as if hes playing to save his life. This recording is so intense that the pressing plant told us theyd risk breaking their equipment if they cut the lacquers with the original master. We sent em a new master and it sounds great! For Fans Of: Birds of Maya, Earthless, Loop, High Rise, Les Rallizes Denudes, and Lo-Fi Blown-Out Psych." - Permanent.

Artist: PURLING HISS
Title: Hissteria
Format: LP
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Well its finally here. Its the new LP by PURLING HISS and its called Hissteria. Its two sides of hi-energy psychedelic punk rock & roll that manages to weld Funhouses dialed-in sleaze rhythms to the hungover excess of Hendrix at Woodstock. Or Ginn at Polliwog Park. Its full of clanging cymbals, howling vocals, fretboard heroics, and menacing vibes. PURLING HISS is the work of a well-mannered longhair named MIKE POLIZZE, who is best known for his reckless shredding as the guitar player for Philadelphias BIRDS OF MAYA. Hissteria is a suitable soundtrack for zonked drives across the dead highways of the USA. Or for predawn paranoid sessions as you pace back and forth in the kitchen trying figure out just what the hell youre going to do, man. Or just crank it real loud when the party gets strange. Some people will love it and the rest of them can go somewhere else and go fuck themselves." - Richie Records

Artist: PURLING HISS
Title: Paisley Montage
Format: LP
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Paisley Montage is a slight return to the red-hot, fried n twisted garage / psych / punk blasts one has come to expect from MIKE POLIZZEs PURLING HISS. Hes way off the leash on this one, up Hiss creek with nobody to paddle home. Recorded in various Philadelphia-area basements and mens rooms over the course of 2007-2011, the sessions were stunted and aborted as each successive borrowed practice amp blew smoke and crapped out under the strain of Polizzes fiery fret work. Paisley Montage was originally a cassette-only release, but just about every tape was quickly scattered and smashed along the Schuykill Expressway after being left on the roof of the tour van. Richie presents a more widely available incarnation, pressed in a vinyl-only edition of 500 copies. Includes a download." -Richie.
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Artist: PURLING HISS
Title: Public Service Announcement
Format: LP
Label: Woodsist
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Resident guitarist / noise-smith MIKE POLIZZE of Philly jam-punks BIRDS OF MAYA takes another one-off vacation with PURLING HISS. Public Service Announcement take a more song-oriented approach than Polizzes self-titled debut LP (Permanent Records) and its follow-up, Hissteria (Richie Records). With the treble down and the tape-heads bleeding, the LP is a montage of flange-covered tunes, in-the-red and submerged below sea level. "... reminds me of some of my other favorite mystery rock albums, like High Speed and the Afflicted Mans Get Stoned Ezy, or any Les Rallizes Denudes or Vermonster records-not necessarily in style or attack, but certainly in spirit. This is full-on destroyer guitar rock, with a palpable sense of nothing to lose and everything to prove. To me, it sounds like a serious, sincere statement-and you dont hear that every day."-Ripley Johnson (Moon Duo, Wooden Shjips).

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