We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of The Purrs’ music video for their song “In An Unknown Field” (watch it below). The track is taken from the band’s album Destroy the Sun, which is available now through Swoon Records.
From the bureau of the video’s director, Cent Dix Kilo:
The last words Dr. Eldon Tyrell heard before being killed by his own creation were, ‘I want more life, fucker’ as the magnificent being crushed out his eyes. The act of remembering is an obsession. A memory is a frame of film that melts in our minds and haunts us until the eyes become dust. Even memories committed to film cannot be trusted. And when it’s all over we watch these films once more with greedy eyes as the projector bulb flickers, hungry for more time.
Cent Dix Kilo
Saint Servan Sur Mer
Oct 18 – Portland, OR – The Liquor Store
Oct 19 – Eugene, OR – Luckey’s Club
Oct 20 – Ashland, OR – Oberon’s
Oct 21 – San Francisco, CA – Hotel Utah Saloon
Oct 24 – Los Angeles, CA – Silverlake Lounge
Oct 25 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Donut Co.
Oct 26 – San Diego, CA – City Pub
Oct 27 – Joshua Tree, CA
Oct 31 – Sacramento, CA – On The Y
Nov 1 – Bend, OR – The Capitol
Nov 2 – Roslyn, WA – The Brick
Nov 3 – Spokane, WA – The Observatory
Nov 10 – Anacortes, WA – The Brown Lantern
Nov 17 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
About the band:
There is a certain psychedelic thread running throughout The Purrs sound, surrounded by layers of post-punk, ’90s Britpop, humid surf-rock, and other strands of outsider elements bleeding in from the fringes. After over a decade of consistently strong work, the band now find themselves perched on a perilous edge with little left to prove.
The Purrs don’t want you to know exactly how long they’ve been around. Let’s just say that the core members, Jima (bass & lead vocals) and Jason (guitar) have been creating music together in Seattle under this moniker long enough to legally order a whiskey straight up from any bar in Canada. Liz (guitar, vocals) signed on nearly a decade ago, and Dusty (drums) has been in the ranks about 3 years. The band has recorded five full length albums, a couple eps, and released several singles under numerous independent labels. Their latest full length, Destroy the Sun(Produced by Johnny Sangster) may just be their strongest work yet.
The opening title track succinctly captures what the Purrs do best: mixing slash-and-burn guitars with haunting melodies and an awestruck sense of wonder. “In An Unknown Field” is a surprising stew of early U2 and Suede, while “Here For So Long” plays like a long-lost Rolling Stones ballad. “A Lifetime Of Wrong Turns” chugs along with an undercurrent of upbeat self-deprecation, and “What Ever Happened To Billy Boy” closes the album with a wistful ode to a lost friendship. With Destroy the Sun, the Purrs offer a compelling reminder that they really ought to be on any discerning music fan’s radar.