Purling Hiss is an American rock band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band was formed in 2009 by Mike Polizze, who is the lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter. The band has released five studio albums, two live albums, and several EPs and singles. Their music is a mix of psychedelic rock, garage rock, and lo-fi indie rock. They have been praised for their unique sound, which is a combination of classic rock and modern indie rock. Their songs are often characterized by fuzzy guitars, driving rhythms, and catchy melodies. Purling Hiss has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe, and have performed at festivals such as SXSW, Primavera Sound, and Pitchfork Music Festival. They have also collaborated with other artists such as Kurt Vile, Ty Segall, and The War on Drugs. The band has received critical acclaim for their albums, with their most recent album, High Bias, being named one of the best albums of 2016 by Pitchfork. Purling Hiss continues to make music that is both innovative and accessible, and their live shows are known for their energy and enthusiasm.