Pure Bathing Culture Pure Bathing Culture EP on Limited Edition Colored 12" Vinyl + Download
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Daniel Hindman and Sarah Versprille began writing songs together in 2009 while living in Brooklyn, NY. In 2011, between tours with Sub Pop's Vetiver (who Versprille and Hindman play keyboards and guitar in respectively,) the duo packed up their lives, moved to Portland, OR and realized that it was time to put a name to the new project - Pure Bathing Culture was born.
Through various serendipitous connections, multi-instrumentalist and producer Richard Swift heard their early demos and immediately invited them to record with him at his National Freedom studio in Cottage Grove, OR. On Pure Bathing Culture's self-titled EP, their elegantly smooth pop melodies embody the nostalgia of soft '80s dream pop with a freshness all its own.
"There's something about the lead song...that glowers like a grey English afternoon, the dejected guitar lines stinging like the watery rods that poured through the Sundays' Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic." - Pitchfork
"I dare you to escape the entrancing charms of "Lucky One" without hitting the repeat button." - Portland Mercury