Last year, dreampop duo Pure Bathing Culture released a full album cover of The Blue Nile’s classic Hats. Following that, Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman teased that new original material was in the works, and that’s come together in the form of a new album titled Night Pass, which will be released by Infinite Companion on April 26.
The album’s first single is “Devotion,” and as is the case with all of Pure Bathing Culture’s music, the song’s highlights are Versprille’s soulful voice and Hindman’s nimble, elegant guitar-playing. “Devotion” might also be one of the poppiest songs in the band’s repertoire — or as Stereogum describes it, “a triumphant, ‘80s-indebted jaunt” that emerged from a dark period for the duo.
The band will also be touring the U.S. this spring in support of Night Fall alongside the likes of Lucius and American Football. Tour dates are on the band’s website.
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