Don’t judge The Purrs by their album title, “The Boy With Astronaut Eyes.” This is not a navel-gazing or contemplative album. This is Seattle rock and roll.
And it’s good.
At the same time, the title track seems to go a little down the shoegaze road, but it doesn’t lose it’s grinding edge–a relentless rhythm guitar crunch that sounds like Velvet Underground.
It’s got some previously released material, like “You, The Medicine and Me,” as well as a bunch of new songs. I can’t find too much info on a release date–the label sent me the album, and I’m assuming it’s an advance–but I can tell you that if they’re coming to your town, run don’t walk.