ANTI- Records has signed the New York City-based band Purr, who will release their debut album in 2020. Purr marks the second project from childhood friends and born and raised New Yorkers Eliza Callahan and Jack Staffen, who have previously released and performed music simply under their names, Jack and Eliza. “We are grateful to be working with the amazing people at ANTI-,” Callahan and Staffen said. “They’ve collaborated with so many artists we love and admire.”
The songwriting duo formed Purr in 2017 while seniors in college. They approached Sam Glick, a friend of Callahan’s, to record the first two songs they wrote in Callahan’s parent’s kitchen. Glick also stepped in on bass and brought Max Friedberg along to play drums, which led to the band’s natural formation. Rounding out the band is Maurice Marion, who joins on keyboards.
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