New Age Healers

Picking up where Echo & the Bunnymen, Love and Rockets and The Jesus and Mary Chain left off with just a touch of punk to make the ladies swoon.

The Purrs are a Seattle psych-rock outfit who've made promises to each other and kept them to their audience. Existing for more than a decade, The Purrs are crushed by their day jobs, unlucky in love, soaked in whiskey, and renowned for their blistering live performances. Their music is made for the late hours: an after work visit to the bar, dollars crumpled in pocket from being clumped in a fist; the same formation of a fist that extends outward for their roaring guitar solos, and blues lyricism crossed with Thurston Moore pedal stomps.

The Boy With Astronaut Eyes is The Purrs' proud seventh full-length, and follows their 7" single from Fin. The Purrs understand that personal battles are won with rock and roll, optimism comes from release, and that these stories are meant to be shared. They "grab a table in the back, and start throwing them down." That's not to say that they're purely rabble-rousers. The Purrs engage in multiple harmony vocals (from Jima, also on bass, and Liz Herrin, also on guitars), which allows them to drift from aggressive to sultry, and lonely and down and out to unified and hopeful. The dual guitars (Jason Milne and Herrin) organically drift from punk to country to shoegaze, aided by a strong rhythm section (Craig Keller on drums). The Boy WithAstronaut Eyes is peppered with longing, desperation, coos and howls; as Jima sings on "You, the Medicine and Me", "true beauty awaits/for those who want it." Much like how this sentiment is timeless, The Purrs brand of rock and roll devotionals are something that is never tiresome -- it's the weary reflection that comes with the night, before the new day.

Black Nite Crash

Over their twelve years and twenty-three different line-ups, Black Nite Crash has continually melded the best elements of the psychedelic Sixties with Post-Punk angst and the reverb-drenched noise of the Shoegazer movement into an original concoction that feels simultaneously familiar and new. Continually inspired by everyone from the Stones and the Stooges to Cheatahs and the Church, and influenced by long, dark, intoxicating nights that turn into painful days-after, the fuzzy rock squall they conjure only slightly obscures their melodic pop underpinnings.

With two albums behind them (2008's "Array" on Custom Made Music and 2012's "Drawn Out Days" on Seattle's Neon Sigh imprint), a third, "Quiet Is the Enemy," is set for release this fall collecting the best parts of the last three years' worth of recording sessions.

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