Purling Hiss – Water On Mars

 

Purling hissExpansive psych/garage rock, with off-kilter vocals that bring J Mascis to mind (especially on ‘Mercury Retrograde’). Many of the songs are led by melodies that are frequently disrupted by interjected guitar riffs and jams. ‘Dead Again’ sounds like an acoustic Nirvana song without the tormented vocals. Lead singer Mike Polizz’s laid-back vocal delivery can get stuck in a monotonous rut, but impressive songwriting, catchy melodies, and guitar shrills more than redeem Water On Mars.

RIYL: Dinosaur Jr.,  Birds of Maya
Play: 4,2,1,8
FCC: Clean

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