Five Songs from Laurel Street

Hurts to Purr’s first EP was candid rock intensity coupled with slippery jazz looseness. Several tracks were written while Liz was studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Recorded live at Tonehaus Studios in Austin by Thomas Van Der Brook, and by Jamie Krueger at his home in Lockhart, Texas.

After submitting an unreleased song to a local songwriting contest, the band received an anonymous re-mix of the 5 Songs EP via email. Months later, after a performance at the Hole in the Wall in Austin, Kevin Ryan met with the band in the adjacent alleyway and confessed her had sent the re-mix. He campaigned to produce a full-length for the band and with a subsequent SXSW performance under their belts, recording of Hurts to Purr began at Ryan’s studio in Houston in December 2004.

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