The Skinny: Texas pop-rock trio, Purple, just premiered their new single, “Bliss” via SoundCloud – stream it above! “Bliss” is one of the more glassy ethereal pop tracks off their riotous new record Bodacious (out 4/1) – similar to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
The new LP, Bodacious, proudly retains the venomous, strident tone established on their debut release, (409), and takes a dive into high-adrenaline fueled pop rock. It kicks off like a gun-shot with the volatile “Backbone”, leaping between the abrasive shouts of the refrain, and the funky, fluid pop melody of the verse. Midway through, “Pretty Mouth” slides the record into an funky reggae influenced resonance. As Bodacious nears its end, Purple bust out their fuzz-rock chops on “Geniva” to deliver a grimy catchy melody over fat, distorted guitars, setting the album up for its high-octane finish.