The Purrs

Seattle-based quartet the Purrs got their big break a few years ago when KEXP caught wind of their psychedelic pop rock and placed it on heavy rotation. The band recently released their follow-up to 2007’s The Chemistry That Keeps Us Together, a woozy Velvet Underground-inspired record heavy with delay loops and reverb. The Purrs meditate mostly on love and liquor, which are ideal focuses for a band whose frontman (Jima) often sounds like he’s knocked back a few too many. It’s that extra touch that makes these whiskey-drenched melodies all the more engaging. With Spanish for 100, Radioshark. ERIKA HOBART

Fri., Oct. 2, 10 p.m., 2009

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