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Mike Polizze, Fishtown resident and frontman of Purling Hiss and Birds of Maya, has announced his debut solo album, Long Lost Solace Find. According to Polizze’s hand-written announcement, the album is “largely acoustic, mellow, and almost without electric guitar.” In other words, it’s a complete left turn from his previous work as Purling Hiss, which features harsh walls of lo-fi noise rock.
Along with the announcement came the upcoming record’s lead single, “Revelation.” This warm, acoustic guitar-driven track features Polizze’s longtime Philly friend Kurt Vile contributing backing vocals and a gorgeous trumpet countermelody. “You came to me like a revelation,” Polizze declares, sweetly. “Revelation” features catchy, pop hooks, while the twangy guitar riffs keep it firmly rooted in the Philly folk tradition.

Mike’s debut solo album—and his first release for Paradise of Bachelors.—finds the erstwhile Purling Hiss frontman and Birds of Maya shredder stepping out from behind the wall of guitar noise into the bright sunshine. Performed entirely by Polizze with longtime friend Kurt Vile (largely live and acoustic) and recorded by The War On Drugs engineer Jeff Zeigler, this intimate Philadelphia affair clarifies the bittersweet earworm melodicism of Dizzy Polizzy’s songwriting, revealing bona fide folk-pop chops. #LongLostSolaceFind finally harvests the wild local honey from the buzzing hive of Hiss.

Check out “Revelation” and order Long Lost Solace Find here, out July 31st on Paradise of Bachelors.