Purling Hiss Spiral Through Space in 'Mercury Retrograde' Video

From the Philly band's March 19 'Water on Mars' LP

Purling Hiss 'Mercury Retrograde' Video Tour Dates
Purling Hiss' Mike Polizze in "Mercury Retrograde"
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Chris Martins

Philly fuzz-lovers Purling Hiss may look like shaggy 420-friendly basement types, but they damn well know what time it is. Astrologically speaking, Mercury is quite firmly in retrograde right now, so if your personal relationships are suffering as a result of poor communication, take some solace in the gnarly sounds of this trio's shrugging single, "Mercury Retrograde." 

The song now has an appropriately galactic-themed video that finds the boys rocking out amidst the stars. Despite this incredible feat (of green screen technology) singer Mike Polizze doesn't seem the least bit impressed, even when a hundred versions of the man spiral through the cosmos in spinning office chairs. "I don't know and we're out of time," he sings. But while there are only 10 more days of the astrological phenomenon left to endure, this video's got plenty of life left in it. Click over to Entertainment Weekly to watch.

Purling Hiss tour dates:

April 4 - Brooklyn, NY @ 285 Kent w/ Spacin', AXIS:SOVA
April 5 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's w/ Spacin', AXIS:SOVA
April 6 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery w/ Spacin', AXIS:SOVA
April 7 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's w/ AXIS:SOVA
April 9 - Allston, MA @ O'Briens Pub w/ AXIS:SOVA
April 10 - New Haven, CT @ BAR Nightclub
April 12 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox w/ AXIS:SOVA
April 14 - Detroit, MI @ The Garden Bowl w/ AXIS:SOVA
April 15 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Tee Pee, AXIS:SOVA
April 16 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
April 18 - Milwaukee, WI @ Linnemans Riverwest Inn
April 19 - Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin Madison
April 20 - Champaign, IL @ Mike N' Molly's
May 5 - Vienna, Austria @ Fluc
May 6 - Zagreb, Croatia @ Culture Factory Club
May 9 - Le Sonic- Lyon, France @ Nuits Sonores Festival
May 11 - Madrid, Spain @ El Perro Club
May 12 - Porto, Portugal @ Taina Fest
May 13 - Donostia, Spain @ Bukowski
May 15 - Paris, France @ Nouveau Casino w/ Mikal Cronin
May 16 - London, United Kingdom @ Tufnell Park Dome w/ White Fence, Mikal Cronin
May 20 - Cardiff, United Kingdom @ Undertone
May 21 - Brighton, United Kingdom @ The Green Door Store
May 22 - Brussels, Belgium @ Madame Moustache
May 23 - Eindhoven, Netherlands @ De Effenar
May 24 - Giessen, Germany @ Muk
May 25 - Bremen, Germany @ Die Friese
May 26 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ KB18
May 27 - Helsinki, Finland @ Kuudes Linja
May 28 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Slussen
May 30 - Berlin, Germany @ Marie-Antoinette

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