Purusa is an indie rock band, originally formed in 1999 by lead singer Kris Kirkman and guitarist Zach Hinkelman. The band built their reputation over the next 4 years along the West Coast producing two top selling albums for Northwest Artists, and sharing bills with numerous established national performers such as Joe Bonamassa, Glen Phillips, Dada, Chris Whitley, Bernie Worrell and more.
A decade long breakup ended in 2014 with a reunion that inspired the release of the long shelved third album 'Repair' that included the single 'Breaking Down' which subsequently garnered enough airplay to chart at FMQB for 9 weeks peaking at #49 in March of 2016. In August 2016 the band released the EP 'Soundtrack' which generated some minor college radio airplay at 47 stations across the country and helped land a licensing deal.
In 2019 the band released a new full length full album 'Amnesia' which spawned two hit singles on Spotify with 'Julien' generating over 12K streams and 'Memory' over 19K in just over two months. The band has also shared the stage recently with Sponge, Sweet Water and 7Horse.
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