Pure Bathing Culture – “Pendulum”

Pure Bathing Culture - Moon Tides

Throw me on a cloud and blast “Pendulum” by Pure Bathing Culture. The feeling would be akin to a complete escape, a calm respite from the day’s chaos. This Portland-based group has something entirely entrancing with “Pendulum”, its jangly effervescent guitar bursts meshing perfectly with Sarah Versprille’s soothing vocals. It’s almost as if Fleetwood Mac and Bananarama got together and scoped over recent electronic-infused trends. The result is brilliant. The track is off Pure Bathing Culture upcoming debut full-length Moon Tides, out August 19th (20th in U.S.). It follows up their 2012 self-titled EP. “Pendulum” has ‘summer hit’ written all over it, so the timing is apt.

Below is a highlight, “Ivory Coast”, from their debut EP last year:


Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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