Exclusive: Singer Chris Pureka’s 'Silent Movie' Channels Quirky 1960s Espionage

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Mike Grippi

Chris Pureka, a genderqueer singer-songwriter hailing from the hipster kingdom of Portland, has released her sixth album Back in the Ring, which has been in the making for five years.

The music video for “Silent Movie” draws inspiration from cat-and-mouse 1960s spy movies, accompanied by Pureka's smooth and sultry vocals.

“Much of my music and my previous music videos are on the heavy-serious side and I wanted to go in a different direction with this video,” says Pureka. “The song, 'Silent Movie,' lends itself to a playfulness that we wanted to explore and also lyrically evokes certain spy themed imagery. Director, Eva Moss, and I prepped by watching The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night, as well as some 60s spy films and tried to incorporate some of those themes with an emphasis on levity and parody.”

Needless to say, there is a lot of running and hot pursuit. Watch “Silent Movie” now:

Back in the Ring is available on iTunes and Amazon. Check out tour dates below: 

8/24/16 - Spring Green, WI - The Sh*tty Barn - Tickets

8/25/16 - Marshfield, WIVox Concert Series at Wildwood Station Pavillion - Tickets

*8/26/16 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater -  Tickets

*8/27/16 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar - Tickets

*8/28/16 - Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge - Tickets

*8/30/16 - Colorado Springs, CO -Ivywild School - Tickets

*8/31/16 -  Denver, CO - Hi-Dive - Tickets

*9/1/16 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court - Tickets

*9/2/16 - Boise, ID - Neurolux - Tickets

*9/3/16 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios (Early Show - All Ages) - Tickets

*9/8/16 - Seattle, WA - Barboza - Tickets

*9/9/16 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett - Tickets

*9/10/16 - Bozeman, MT - The Filling Station - Tickets 

*9/13/16 - Sioux Falls, SD - Total Drag Records - Tickets

*9/14/16 - Minneapolis, MN - Bryant Lake Bowl - Tickets

*9/15/16 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen - Tickets

*9/17/16 - Cincinnati, OH - MOTR - Tickets

*9/18/16 - Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe - Tickets

*9/20/16 - Philadelphia, PA - MilkBoy - Tickets

*9/21/16 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade NYC - Tickets

9/25/16 - Rees-Haldern, Germany - Haldern Pop Bar - Tickets

9/26/16 - Cologne, Germany - YUCA - Tickets

9/28/16 - Berlin, Germany - Privatclub - Tickets

9/29/16 - Dresden, Germany - Thalia Kino - Tickets

9/30/16 - Munich, Germany - Ampere - Tickets

*With Ages and Ages

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