Pure Bathing Culture’s Moon Tides was arguably my favorite album of 2013, and its languid, folky take on dreampop has only become more of a personal favorite; I’m hard-pressed to think of a 2013 release that I’ve returned to more often. Needless to say, I’ve been eagerly awaiting any new music from Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman.
So I was very pleasantly surprised to see this video pop up on Facebook. It’s part interview about the group’s origins and approach to songwriting and part concert footage, and in the footage, you can hear two new songs: “Pray for Rain” and “The Tower.”
“The Tower” — which begins at about 4:40 in the video — is particularly nice, and a perfect showcase of the band’s two core elements: Versprille’s ethereal-yet-earthy vocals and Hindman’s intricate, delicate guitar filigrees. If it’s any indication of the group’s future endeavors, then their next release is going to be something fine, indeed.
My Favorite Songs of 2015, Part 4: Noah, Pure Bathing Culture, RAIJ, The Soft Moon, Sufjan Stevens & U.S. Girls
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