News & Updates
The Ken Session
We had a great session with Ken Stringfellow this week, fine tuning the songs that have so far made the cut for our next album. Huge thanks to all of you who have contributed to our GoFundMe Campaign to help make this record happen. It was educational, inspiring, humbling and just plain cool working with Ken and we can't wait to hear how this new album starts to come together.
We are recording a new full length album. we need your help!
Hey Folks! We are getting set to record a new full length album, our first since 2004. We have some really exciting ideas and plans for this record and we want and need you to be a part of it. We have always been a band that has self funded everything we have done, but this continues to get more difficult in our current music business climate. We are trying our hand at crowd funding for the first time and we're excited about bringing you into the process. There are rewards for every level of donation, in addition to the massive gratitude and love that you will bring us, and donations start at just $25.
Please click the link below to see how you can support making this new album a reality:
Major T.V. Networks Licensing Purusa Music!
Six of our songs from the album Repair, and the new EP Soundtrack, are being licensed by MTV, Discovery Channel (and its 40 subsidiary channels) and the NASCAR Channel. We will keep you posted as we learn more. Hopefully your TV sets and streams will be invaded by a steady stream of Purusa Tunes in the near future. We are most excited about this opportunity to get our music out there.
R.I.P. Chris Cornell
Chris Cornell was a major influence and inspiration to everyone in Purusa. At a recent acoustic show, Zach and I paid tribute to him with one of our favorite songs of his. It's been an emotional couple of weeks, but at the end of the day, we are left to celebrate Chris' impact on us and the music world. Thank you for the motivation, the challenge to be better and dig deeper, and all the beautiful music.
Hey! We're Hot Sheet!
New EP, SOUNDTRACK, Released!
We are proud to announce the release of our new 3 song EP, Soundtrack. Please have a listen on our MUSIC page right here on the website or preview on iTunes, or wherever you purchase and stream your music. Enjoy!
Purusa music featured in award winning local indie film 'vicious'
Check it out! This award winning local indie film features some of the first music ever recorded by Purusa - https://www.facebook.com/viciousthemovie/
click/look below to read some reviews of our album, 'Repair'
The Big Takeover "Repair" Review:
"Due to a bitter breakup in 2004, this Portland, OR foursome never issued this completed 2003 second LP, despite praise for 2001's 101 EP and 2002's debut Spectacle. A 2014 one-off gig led to the band's reunion and now, Repair's belated release. Their robust, resounding music hearkens to the early 90's; imagine Gin Blossoms/Toad the Wet Sprocket alterna-pop crossed with heftier Pearl Jam/Screaming Trees grunge. But their cinematic rock also summons Radiohead and Catherine Wheel on "You're Strange" and "Man of The Year," while the direct drive of "Surrender" and "Bottom Out" suggests Swervedriver. Each is enhanced by the expansive guitars of Zach Hinkelman and Kris Kirkman, and the brawny bottom-end of Michael Izaak and Andrew Marshall. Kirkman's ardent, authoritative croom (and Posies/Disciples man Ken Stringfellow's piano, on two tracks) provides further purpose to cheer Purusa's "repair." (purusaband.com)"
Purusa is honored and STOKED to be playing Hempfest this year in Seattle, Aug 20th. Look for us on on the Ric Smith Hemposium Stage at 4pm! http://www.hempfest.org/festival/schedule/
PURUSA IN THE STUDIO
We are in the studio for the first time in many years to record new music. Look for an EP late this summer if all goes well.