Purling Hiss: November 18, 2011 Cameo Gallery – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

November 26, 2011

[photo courtesy is Scott Troyan]

There is something completely natural and unassuming about Mike Polizze’s approach to music. He’s recorded under the name Purling Hiss for the last several years, but recently recruited a band to perform live. Purling Hiss is all about no-nonsense guitar-centered hard rock. Polizze is from the Philadelphia school of long-haired guitar, which includes Kurt Vile and Adam Granduciel of The War On Drugs. The common characteristic (besides the hair) is that each of these artists is a fairly mellow and unassuming person off-stage who immediately crank the volume and the energy when the amps are turned on. Last week at Cameo Gallery, we saw Purling Hiss for the first time since they opened for Vile at Bowery last June. This time, the band headlined and performed an outstanding forty-five minute set that never let up. Polizze’s guitar was front and center from the outset and each song provided an opportunity to stretch out and flex the axe. We’re streaming “Passenger Queen”, which switched to overdrive about halfway through the six minute song and provided one of the many Polizze peaks.

I recorded this set with the Neumann’s raised on a pole eight feet high directly in front of the soundboard and mixed with a soundboard feed. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Passenger Queen”:

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Purling Hiss
Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 46:35]
01 Limerence
02 Lolita
03 Run From The City
04 Passenger Queen
05 The Hoodoo
06 Voices
07 [tech and tuning]
08 [untitled new song]
09 Don’t Even Try It
10 Been Teased
11 Almost Washed My Hair

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One Response to Purling Hiss: November 18, 2011 Cameo Gallery – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

  1. sd
    December 9, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    This is fucking great. thanks for sharing.

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