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Kurt Vile Covered Spacemen 3’s ‘Hey Man’ With Purling Hiss

Purling Hiss (a.k.a. Mike Polizze) took the stage on Friday night at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia. During his set, he brought fellow Philly native Kurt…
Rachel Brodsky / March 28, 2016

SPIN Singles Mix: 9 Synth-Wielding Sisters, Psych-Rap Explorers, and Voidz Journeymen

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! Every Friday the SPIN staff will pick its favorite must-hear tracks from the week for your weekend playlists. From outré…
SPIN Staff / September 4, 2014

SPIN Singles Mix: 11 Bubbly Bangers, Burnt-Out Epics, and Acoustic Heartbreakers

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! Every Friday, the SPIN staff picks its favorite must-hear tracks of the moment for your weekend playlists. From rap and…
SPIN Staff / August 1, 2014

Purling Hiss Unearth Their Scuzzy, Lovesick Roots on ‘Dizzy Polizzy’

Within Philadelphia exists a rotating cast of songwriters, friends and collaborators, all aboard a rock and roll freak train. These include Kurt Vile and his…
Paula Mejia / April 24, 2014

Watch Purling Hiss’ Restless, Road-Hungry ‘Mary Bumble Bee’ Video

Purling Hiss toured the cosmos earlier this year in their video for "Mercury Retrograde," but the Philly power-trio stick to the open roads of Earth…
Kyle McGovern / September 13, 2013

Purling Hiss: Philly Indie Guitar Hero Goes From Solo Noisenik to Power-Trio Boss

Who: Once code for the crudely recorded, psychedelic solo experiments of Philadelphia native (and Birds of Maya guitarist) Mike Polizze, Purling Hiss has evolved gradually…
David Bevan / May 28, 2013

Purling Hiss Spiral Through Space in ‘Mercury Retrograde’ Video

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…
Chris Martins / March 7, 2013

Hear Purling Hiss’ Fuzzy Dino Jr. Upgrade ‘Mercury Retrograde’

Philadelphia's Purling Hiss began as the solo project of Kurt Vile associate Mike Polizze but the thing has since evolved into "a frightening, full-fledged power trio,"
Chris Martins / February 19, 2013

Best of SXSW 2012, Thursday: Bruce Springsteen, Kendrick Lamar, Girls

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Can’t blame the guy for being a little reflective of late about the entirety of pop music and…
SPIN Staff / March 16, 2012