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74 Artists On Their Favorite Tom Petty Song

I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of Rolling Stone apparently had one of those sensors…
Scott Lapatine | October 4, 2017 - 12:39 pm

2015 In Review

Stereogum’s 80 Favorite Songs Of 2015

One of music's finest qualities is that, for all its unifying power, it strikes different people in radically different ways. There is value in recognizing…
Stereogum | December 9, 2015 - 11:51 am


Bowling And Birth Charts With Pure Bathing Culture

I shouldn't have taken Pure Bathing Culture bowling. Still, that's what we're doing. We meet at Brooklyn's the Gutter, a bowling alley devoid of the…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 30, 2015 - 9:59 am

More Pure Bathing Culture stories

Pure Bathing Culture – “The Downtown Lights” (The Blue Nile Cover)

Back in June, Portland’s Pure Bathing Culture announced their full album cover of the Blue Nile’s 1989 lost treasure Hats and shared the LP's closing…
Gil Green | August 13, 2018 - 6:19 pm


Pure Bathing Culture & Ben Gibbard – “Saturday Night” (The Blue Nile Cover)

The Blue Nile's 1989 album Hats is the kind of lost treasure that, upon discovering it, you wind up breathlessly evangelizing to anyone who will…
Ryan Leas | June 12, 2018 - 12:02 pm


Pure Bathing Culture – “Sacrifice” (Elton John Cover)

Portland Band To Watch alumni Pure Bathing Culture released their John Congleton-produced sophomore album Pray For Rain last year. Today, we're premiering the duo's dreamy…
Pranav Trewn | February 28, 2017 - 10:00 am

Pure Bathing Culture – “She Shakes” Video

"She Shakes" is Pure Bathing Culture's stab at a bright, clean, jangly guitar-pop tune, one of many creative excursions the Portland duo attempted on last…
Chris DeVille | May 2, 2016 - 5:21 pm

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…
James Rettig | November 5, 2015 - 1:20 pm

Stream Pure Bathing Culture Pray For Rain

Previously, we've heard the title track and "Palest Pearl" off Pure Bathing Culture's upcoming sophomore album Pray For Rain, and now the whole thing is…
Grace Birnstengel | October 19, 2015 - 11:47 am

Pure Bathing Culture – “Palest Pearl”

In case bouncy lead single "Pray For Rain" didn't clue you in, Pure Bathing Culture are diving headfirst into the '80s with their sophomore album.
James Rettig | September 10, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Chris already wrote some words about Macklemore's mind-boggling new "Downtown" video. That's good, because my writeup of it would pretty much just be: "Umm... like...
Tom Breihan | August 28, 2015 - 3:41 pm

Pure Bathing Culture – “Pray For Rain” Video

The great Portland indie-band Pure Bathing Culture, a onetime BTW, will release their new album Pray For Rain, the follow-up to 2013's Moon Tides, this…
Tom Breihan | August 24, 2015 - 10:30 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Some weeks, choosing the 5 Best Songs can be difficult and polarizing. This was not one of those weeks. Of course, it's hard to pit…
Stereogum | July 24, 2015 - 4:25 pm

Pure Bathing Culture – “Pray For Rain”

Portland BTW alumni Pure Bathing Culture will return this fall with Pray For Rain, the follow-up to 2013 debut Moon Tides. The new album is…
Chris DeVille | July 22, 2015 - 10:04 am

Watch A Teaser For Pure Bathing Culture’s New Album Pray For Rain

Pure Bathing Culture was an OG Band To Watch back in 2013, and their debut album landed on our best albums list for that year.
James Rettig | June 24, 2015 - 12:43 pm
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