Purling Hiss @ NYC's Bowery Ballroom in 2011 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)

Philly rockers Purling Hiss welcomed their new album, Water on Mars, last week via Drag City Records. Water on Mars is their first for the label and the most high quality material they've released thus far. Thankfully, they haven't gone and polished up too much - the fuzz-laden influence of Dinosaur Jr. comes across loud and clear. Grab the album's lead single "Mercury Retrograde" and the top of this post and/or stream it below.

Purling Hiss will be embarking on a U.S. tour next month before heading to Europe for all of May. That tour includes a FREE show at the Empty Bottle on April 15 with support from Teepee and Axis:sovA. No RSVP is needed.

All Purling Hiss tour dates and a stream of "Mercury Retrograde" are below...

Purling Hiss - "Mercury Retrograde"

Purling Hiss -- 2013 Tour Dates
Apr 04 285 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY
Apr 05 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA
Apr 06 Metro Gallery Baltimore, MD
Apr 07 Maxwell's Hoboken, NJ
Apr 09 O'Brien's Pub Allston, MA
Apr 10 CT BAR Nightclub New Haven, CT
Apr 12 Brillobox Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 14 Garden Bowl Detroit, MI
Apr 15 The Empty Bottle Chicago, IL (Free Show)
Apr 16 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
Apr 18 Linneman's Riverwest Inn Milwaukee, WI
Apr 19 University of Wisconsin, Madison Madison, WI
Apr 20 Mike N Molly's Champaign, IL
Apr 21 Zanzabar Louisville, KY
May 04 007 Prague, Czech Republic
May 05 Fluc Vienna, Austria
May 06 Culture Factory Club Zagreb, Croatia
May 09 Nuits Sonores Festival, Le Sonic Lyon, France
May 11 El Perro De La Parte De Atras Del Coche Madrid, Spain
May 12 Taina Fest Porto, Portugal
May 13 Bukowski San Sebastián, Spain
May 15 Nouveau Casino Paris, France
May 16 Dome, Tufnell Park London, UK
May 20 Undertone Cardiff, UK
May 21 The Green Door Store Brighton, UK
May 22 Madame Moustache Brussels, Belgium
May 23 Effenaar Areafiftyone Eindhoven, Netherlands
May 24 Muk Giessen, Germany
May 25 Die Friese Bremen, Germany
May 26 Kb18 Copenhagen, Denmark
May 27 Kuudes Linja Helsinki, Finland
May 28 Debaser Slussen Stockholm, Sweden
May 30 Marie-Antoinette Berlin, Germany