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Every Friday, we deliver a different song from a local performer as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. Todayâ€™s featured selection, chosen by Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole, is
She’s Got Chemicals by The Purrs from the self-released 2007 album The Chemistry That Keeps Us Together.
This local quartet features Jima (bass, lead vocals), Craig Keller (drums), Jason Milne (guitar/backing vocals), and Jason Atkin (guitar/backing vocals). Instead of catering to any genres of the moment, The Purrs create boozy rock ‘n’ roll in the fashion of the Velvet Underground and modern dark horses Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The band uses perky guitars and jangly melodies as a facade for their brooding lyrics and plethora of drinking songs. Their song
Loose Talk, off of their debut album The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of , was recently featured on the Showtime series Californication. On December 14 The Purrs are playing a very exciting show with Brent Amaker & the Rodeo at the High Dive. Check out their MySpace page for ways to get a hold of the album, and let this performance from last year’s Bumbershoot Festival grab a hold of you: