Born and raised New York duo comprised of Eliza Barry Callahan and Jack Staffen, together known as Purr, announced their sophomore record titled ’Who Is Afraid Of Blue?,’ which will be released on June 2. To make it, the duo teamed up with producer Jonathan Rado (Weyes Blood, Father John Misty, The Killers) where just the three of them hid out in his small North Hollywood studio.
Today the band shares the track “Drift,” a song about wanting someone you love to help themselves, replete with driving guitars and locomotive drums that have a touch of ‘The Bends.’ Father John Misty drummer Dan Bailey plays drums on the track and is the only musician on the record other than Purr and Rado. Listen to it below.
Between 1966 and 1970, the American artist Barnett Newman painted a series of four large scale paintings titled Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue. They’re simple, but produce a whole register of feelings, emotions — the color is the subject, the paintings do not represent anything, but only express themselves. How can a canvas saturated in red synthesize something as complicated as fear? It just does. That painting series’ title was a reference to Edward Albee’s 1960’s play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which was in itself a reference to “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?“, the song from the 30s immortalized in Disney cartoons. Enjoy the tune!