Seattle-based quartet the Purrs got their big break a few years ago when KEXP caught wind of their psychedelic pop rock and placed it on heavy rotation. The boys have since embarked on several national tours and are currently in the studio completing the follow-up to 2007s The Chemistry That Keeps Us Together, a woozy Velvet Underground-inspired record heavy with delay loops and reverb. The Purrs meditate mostly on love and liquor, which are ideal focuses for a band whose frontman (Jima) often sounds like hes knocked back a few too many. Its that extra touch that makes these whiskey-drenched melodies all the more engaging.
Mon., May 18, 7 p.m., 2009