Purling Hiss announce new album Water on Mars (playing Johnny Brenda’s on New Year’s Eve)

Philly fuzz-rockers Purling Hiss have announced that their fourth record Water on Mars will be released on March 19th through Drag City.  We heard a new release from the Mike Polizze-led trio a few months ago with the Fan Death Records-released cassette A Little Off Center, but Water on Mars marks their first foray into the studio world – they worked with Jeff Ziegler (Uniform Recording) and Adam Granduciel (The War on Drugs) for this effort.  From the label’s announcement:

Purling Hiss have a deeply satisfying way of drawing from the red, white and blue wells of 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s rock to inform their own sound, giving things a retro ring while doing what they do in the Philadelphia of today  – and no other time could apply, really. Water On Mars is heavy stuff from Purling Hiss, unknotting the strings that tangled all their previous records together so righteously to reveal – another, greater storm within.

Purling Hiss will open for The War on Drugs’ New Year’s Eve show at Johnny Brenda’s with Avery Rosewater.  Tickets and information for the 21+ show can be found here.  Below, watch Purling Hiss’ Shaking Through Session when they recorded the song “Lolita” and check out the track-list for Water on Mars.

Shaking Through: Purling Hiss from Weathervane Music on Vimeo.

Water on Mars track-list

1. Lolita
2. Mercury Retrograde
3. Rat Race
4. Dead Again
5. She Calms Me Down
6. Face Down
7. The Harrowing Wind
8. Water on Mars
9. Mary Bumble Bee