Resident guitarist / noise-smith Mike Polizze of Philly jam-punks Birds of Maya takes another one-off vacation with Purling Hiss. Public Service Announcement takes a more song-oriented approach than Polizze’s self-titled debut LP (Permanent Records) and its follow-up, Hissteria (Richie Records). With the treble down and the tape-heads bleeding, the LP is a montage of flange-covered tunes, in-the-red and submerged below sea level.
“… reminds me of some of my other favorite mystery rock albums, like High Speed and the Afflicted Man’s Get Stoned Ezy, or any Les Rallizes Denudes or Vermonster records–not necessarily in style or attack, but certainly in spirit. This is full-on destroyer guitar rock, with a palpable sense of nothing to lose and everything to prove. To me, it sounds like a serious, sincere statement–and you don’t hear that every day.” –Ripley Johnson (Moon Duo, Wooden Shjips)