Pure Bathing Culture – “Pray For Rain (Sylvan Esso Remix)”

Last month, Pure Bathing Culture put out their glistening sophomore effort Pray For Rain, and today the title track has gotten a remix courtesy of Sylvan Esso. Somehow, the two feel like compatriots, even though they’re not very sonically similar — I guess it’s because they’re both duos, wrangling with sounds that are just a little bit past their peaks. Sylvan Esso’s Nick Sanborn — who just put out a solo EP recently as Made Of Oak — proudly evades the characteristically boring remix route and creates something that can actually stand on its own away from the original track, using its basic structure as more of a guideline than a rule.

“Sometimes when you get asked to remix a song you already love, it can be tough to find a good angle without completely changing the vibe,” Sanborn told Noisey. “So it was really cool of Pure Bathing Culture to give Amelia and I so much leeway on this stylistically. If there are any house DJs out there who ever get down to 105bpm, this one’s for them.” Listen below.

Pray For Rain is out now via Partisan Records.