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PURPLE Hits The Beach With The "Perfect Punk Summer Jam" (Flavorwire)

posted Jun 4, 2015, 1:42 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Jun 4, 2015, 1:43 PM ]
premieres the video to the "infectious summer anthem" from the Texas party punks PURPLE's hit "Beach Buddy". In it, the trio is washed in waves in the sand while performing a song that "sounds like The Strokes if they pulled a Ramones and hit up Rockaway Beach" (Flavorwire).  

Purple is taking the glorious chaos of their "loud-and-proud Texas punk party" (NPR's All Songs Considered) on the road supporting Island Records' July Talk throughout June. The full routing is below.

Led by Hanna Brewer's bratty puckishness and the frenetic and muscular rhythm section of bassist Joe "Prankster" Cannariato and guitarist Taylor Busby, Purple pounds out the songs from their debut album (409) like Joan Jett fronting the Misfits, earning them praise as "the best new band in the world" from Kerrang! and garnering attention from Bust and Bitch magazines. The disjointed and herky-jerky power chords of "Thirteen" mesh perfectly with Hanna's attention-commanding screech and howl, forming the beauty of Purple: the tequila-chugging punk intermingling with gritty, snickering self-aware pop. It's punk music for those who just can't let go of hummable melodies, or pop music for the office worker covered in tattoos.

Purple is Hanna Brewer (drums / vocals), Taylor Busby (guitar) and Joe Cannariato (bass). (409) was released on January 27, 2015 on Play It Again Sam / America.

Tour dates:

6/07 – The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
6/09 – Cheer Up Charlie’s – Austin, TX (Co-Headline)
6/10 – Three Links – Dallas, TX
6/11 – The Opolis – Norman, OK
6/12 – Reverb – Omaha, NE
6/14 – The Frequency – Madison, WI
6/16 – Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO
6/17 – Hi-Fi – Indianapolis, IN
6/18 – Founders Brewing Co. – Grand Rapids, MI
6/19 – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
8/30 – Float Fest – San Marcos, TX