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  • Summary: The latest full-length release from Philadelphia rock trio Purling Hiss is its first since 2016's High Bias.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. Mar 23, 2023
    The fuzzed-out lead guitar, the languid vocals, and the unbridled backbeat that keeps it all together nail this resemblance down, recalling Bug-era Dinosaur from the late 1980s. ... Tracks like “Wishing Well”, “Cheewawa”, and “Bainmarie” from that LP are beautifully rendered.
  2. Mar 23, 2023
    Drag on Girard isn't a minute too long or too short. It's another invigorating chapter in Purling Hiss' ongoing saga, and their scraggly guitar rock is in its finest and most exciting form for the album's entire duration.
  3. Mojo
    Mar 23, 2023
    Polizze's bubblegum melodies cut through the fuzz (Out The Door is a cracker), while Baby ups those '80s bona fides by echoing Pixies' Wave Of Mutilation. [Apr 2023, p.89]
  4. Apr 3, 2023
    Polizze is in no hurry to make an impact, allowing the music to grow organically, often spreading out into long-form improvisations. ... Worth the wait? Absolutely.
  5. Uncut
    Mar 23, 2023
    "When The End Is Over" offers a glimpse of his sweetly ruminative side, but the amped-up riffs and recorded-in-a-garage fidelity keep things firmly in the red. [May 2023, p.32]
  6. Mar 29, 2023
    The songwriting lives up to the production value, pleasant but lacking much purpose.
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