JoDee Purkeypile

JoDee Purkeypile

When JoDee Purkeypile decided to pursue a solo career after his band, The Alice Rose, ran its course, he saw no need to give himself a mysterious pseudonym or odd nickname. When you’re born with a name as distinctive as his, Purkeypile notes, why would you? And with a new album titled MESSENGER (Feb. 19, 2013), it makes sense to let people know just who that messenger really is. Purkeypile also has heritage to consider: Though he was raised in Austin, he was born in Lubbock, where his father, Dee Purkeypile, played organ with Jesse “Guitar” Taylor, Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. And Dee’s musician great-grandfather was a master of many instruments.

But don’t expect to hear the usual Texas twang in Purkeypile’s music. His influences emanate from more distant locales — most notably Seattle and the United Kingdom. Captivated early on by both ‘60s British invaders and grunge, he adapted a sound that’s part power pop, part rock riffage and part Beatles-meet-Kinks on a sunny afternoon.
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JoDee Purkeypile Discography


none JoDee Purkeypile October House(CD, Album) Emerald Wood Records none US 2011 Sell This Version
EWR 10 JoDee Purkeypile Messenger(LP) Emerald Wood Records EWR 10 US 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EWR 11 JoDee Purkeypile Move Along(7", EP) Emerald Wood Records EWR 11 US 2013 Sell This Version

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