A FEW QUICK HITS: THE PURRS and COLIN STETSON

Today, I’m featuring two bands that deserve mentions but I’m so backed up with stuff that I just can’t write up a full post for each of them.

THE PURRS

Two guitars, one drumkit, and a singer round out the crew behind the navel-gazing album, The Chemistry That Keeps Us Together. It’s the band’s second record, full of jangly, atmospheric, extended jams, reverb and drug references, and airy vocals. I really enjoyed
listening to the album, even if nothing here stayed with me long afterwards. I imagine The Purrs put on a great live show.

For fans of: Luna, The Church, The La’s.

She’s Got Chemicals

COLIN STETSON

Based only on the name, I thought I was getting ready to hear some alt-country, but that was the farthest thing from the truth. Colin Stetson has played with legends like Tom Waits, Sinead O’Connor, Burning Spear and Medeski, Martin, and Wood. He’s also playing several wind instruments on the Arcade Fire tour. His new album, New History Warfare: Volume 1, is full of quirky instrumentals. On Aagoo Records.

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