I went to see a band named Village Green a few years ago. Lucky for me, The Purrs were also playing that night. I bought everything I could get by them the next day! Sooooooo good, and what a great live show!
Favorite track: Rotting on the Vine.
The Purrs understand that personal battles are won with rock and roll, optimism from release, and that these stories are meant to be shared. They ''grab a table in the back, and start throwing them down.'' Thats not to say that they're purely rabble-rousers. The Purrs engage in multiple harmony vocals (from Jima, also on bass, and Jason Milne and Liz Herrin, also on guitars), which allows them to drift from aggressive to sultry, and lonely and down and out to unified and hopeful. The dual guitars organically drift from punk to country to shoegaze, aided by a strong rhythm section (Craig Keller on drums). The Boy With Astronaut Eyes is peppered with longing, desperation, coos and howls; as Jima sings on You, the Medicine and Me, ''true beauty awaits/for those who want it.'' Much like how this sentiment is timeless, The Purrs brand of rock and roll devotionals are something that is never tiresome, it's the weary reflection that comes with the night, before the new day.
released June 18, 2013
Recorded at PowerFlower, Egg Studios, Crackle & Pop
Engineered by Johnny Sangster, Conrad Uno, The Purrs
Produced by The Purrs & Johnny Sangster
Mixed at Electrokitty by Johnny Sangster, February 2012
Mastered at RFI by Ed Brooks, March 2012