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Puro Instinct Announce New Album, Share “Tell Me”

Autodrama Out June 24 on Manifesto

Apr 07, 2016

Puro Instinct has announced that they will release their sophomore album Autodrama June and shared its first single "Tell Me." More

Listen: Ariel Pink & Puro Instinct – “In The Force” (Rexy Cover)

Reissue of Rexy's Running Out of Time Out Friday via Samantha Urbani's URU Label

Mar 15, 2016

In celebration of Friday's reissue of Running Out Of Time, the 1981 album from UK pop act Rexy, Ariel Pink and Los-Angeles-based Puro Instinct have continued the Rexy tributes by teaming up to cover the band's song "In the Force." More

Jul 12, 2012

The Kaplan sisters are back. Better known as Puro Instinct, the Los Angeles-based duo has a new single, ready for the listening.  More


Interviews

Puro Instinct

Beyond Pearl Harbor

Jul 15, 2011

Puro Instinct's Piper Kaplan likes to have a laugh, oftentimes at her own exploits. On Twitter and Facebook posts, the vocalist for the L.A. dream pop outfit gives the impression of someone who leads a colorful life. Together, with her professed affection for '80s Soviet New Wave, the adoption of faux Cyrillic typography on a couple of the band's releases, and a debut LP entitled Headbangers in Ecstasy, Kaplan's persona suggests ironic outré chic. In conversation, however, the 23-year-old is candid, down to earth and at times self-deprecating. She speaks seriously about music and gushes about her 16-year-old sister and bandmate, Skylar, a guitarist with legit skills. More


Reviews

Autodrama

Autodrama

Manifesto

Jun 30, 2016

The early story on the Kaplan sisters, Piper and Skylar, focused primarily on their youth with occasional mention of their spacious synth pop. As teenage siblings, Puro Instinct made modest waves with 2011's Headbangers in Ecstasy (with help from Ariel Pink).  More