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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

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

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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

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

Red Bull Sound Select Lines Up Run The Jewels, Kurt Vile, DFA1979 For 30 Days In LA

While music fans in New York are used to Red Bull Music Academy taking over the city during the month of May, it looks like…
Miles Bowe | September 10, 2014 - 6:09 pm

Pure Bathing Culture – “Good King Wenceslas”

You ain't never heard the Feast of Stephen like this before. Portland duo Pure Bathing Culture, recipients of such Stereogum honors as Band To Watch,…
Chris DeVille | December 18, 2013 - 5:54 pm


Stereogum’s 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013

Determining the year's best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal…
Stereogum | December 12, 2013 - 1:09 pm