After the breakup of The Teeth in 2008, band members Peter MoDavis, Brian Ashby, and Jonas Oesterle began work on a new project, Purples. After taking time off to back up Alec Ounsworth on a national tour in 2010, the trio returned to working on their own original music, playing their first live show in September 2011 and thereafter beginning work on their debut record. With many trials and many errors the record took shape slowly but the band remained committed to an aesthetic vision that embraces the bizarre and messy environment in which it was conceived. Self produced and engineered, the final product, Nancy, was mixed by Andrew Lipke in the summer of 2013 and is being pressed to vinyl with a tentative release in March 2014. The first single, Standard Human (and accompanying video) is being released today, December 9 2013. Album to be released late winter/early spring 2014 .
Purples play the Boot and Saddle in Philadelphia, PA on December 28, 2013.