Purling Hiss at Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Hurling P... I mean, Purling Hiss are one of those bands whose lead singer completely steals the show. This guy's aiming for Rock God status. Their sound is so lo-fi that it's a bit of a shock that end up being so impressive live. They have some songs over on BandCamp. If you listen to 'em, turn the volume up!
Purling Hiss at 285 Kent
I think I just found Philadelphia's answer to Ume. The lead singer of Purling Hiss is also the band's only guitarist and is easily its most energetic member. During his solos he thrashes away at that guitar like a product tester for Gibson. Perhaps he should grow his hair longer?
On their albums Purling Hiss play gritty but energetic hard rock with a vaguely stoner vibe. Strangely they have much cleaner live sound. Same songs, less fuzz. Normally you would expect the opposite, right? So many bands release overproduced albums but still rock live. Well, apparently these guys are the opposite of that. Honestly I was hoping for a fuzzed out noisefest so I guess I was a bit disappointed. Still, their live sound is pretty heavy has plenty of energy. It was enough to get the mosh pit going so it was good enough.