Album Review

Puffy Areolas / Purling Hiss [coll] – [Permanent Records]

jacksoil   9/1/2011   12-inch, A Library

Record Store Day, May 2011, some amazing records are released, and as the saying goes, “once they’re gone, they’re gone”. A visit to the Permanent Records Store in LA in July of 2011 confirmed this, or so I thought, as the proprietor told me they were gone and that there were no more to be had. It thought for sure the LABEL would have more. This particular record, the one you’re holding or listening to via KFJC, is proof that if you’re patient, and don’t lose hope, you might one day find that thing you were looking for. If it was not for the vastness that IS the SF Amoeba Records store, you might not hold this delicious Psychedelic Garage Rock split. Both bands waste little time in gearing up for their swirling psychedelic psonic assaults. If there is such a thing as a “builder track”, it’s the Puffy Areolas’ “My Hell”. The Puffy Trio get’s worked up right away and heads off in an venomous Butthole Surfer vein and basically lives there for the full 8 minute jaunt. Purling Hiss rocks it out of the gates as well, but about halfway through, they gears shift in a copacetic direction and change it up in a slowed down manner that begins to channel some crazy ass psych -blues vibe you might here from some old character such as R.L. Burnside. Obviously, I love this shit and I hope you do too. Soil

Puffy Hiss



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