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The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file -- it's ephemera,…
Stereogum | November 5, 2019 - 8:37 am


The Story Behind Every Song On Pure Bathing Culture’s New Album Night Pass

In the first half of the decade, the Portland duo Pure Bathing Culture made their name with a mixture of dream-pop, soft rock, and folk…
Ryan Leas | April 26, 2019 - 11:53 am

Ultimate Playlist

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

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Save Stereogum: An ‘00s Covers Comp

I started Stereogum in 2002 with a LiveJournal and a dream (to get free CDs). Seriously though, I started this site to discuss new music…
Scott Lapatine | June 29, 2020 - 8:22 am

Pure Bathing Culture – “Something Silver”

The last time we heard from the Portland duo (and Band To Watch) Pure Bathing Culture, it was with last year's excellent Night Pass, an…
Ryan Leas | June 23, 2020 - 10:29 am

Watch Pure Bathing Culture’s Acoustic Stereogum Session

Portland indie-pop duo and Band To Watch alumni Pure Bathing Culture released their shimmering new album, Night Pass, back in April of this year. Today,…
Connor Duffey | July 1, 2019 - 2:35 pm

Pure Bathing Culture – “All Night” Video

Portland indie pop duo Pure Bathing Culture are two weeks away from releasing their third studio album, Night Pass. So far, we've heard the ’80s-indebted…
Julia Gray | April 12, 2019 - 10:00 am

Pure Bathing Culture – “Ad Victoriam”

Portland synth-pop outfit Pure Bathing Culture are about a month away from releasing their third studio album, Night Pass. Not long ago, band members Sarah…
Connor Duffey | March 29, 2019 - 12:03 am


Pure Bathing Culture – “Devotion”

Portland indie-pop duo and Band To Watch alumni Pure Bathing Culture released their last album, Pray For Rain, back in 2015. Last year, the band…
Julia Gray | February 21, 2019 - 12:14 pm

Richard Swift Tribute 7″ Series The Fug Yep Soundation Features James Mercer, Dan Auerbach, & More

Indie-rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Richard Swift passed away this summer at the far-too-young age of 41. Swift had battled with alcoholism for years, and…
Peter Helman | November 8, 2018 - 5:35 pm

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


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
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