There’s a lot to be inferred about Pure Bathing Culture‘s sound just from the album cover of their upcoming full-length, Moon Tides. The expanding, seemingly infinite landscape is covered with an Instagram-like filter; similarly, the duo make uplifting dream pop that’s washed over in reverb, creating an enveloping haze. Like its title seems to indicate, the track marches along to the swing of its pendulum, here very present drum machine. Around it there’s a delicate dance of guitars, and lead singer Sarah Versprille’s airy vocals.
Contrary to a pendulum’s constant monotonous swing, however, “Pendulum” feels incredibly organic, the result of the duo’s penchant for keeping first or early takes and leaving room for improvisation in the recording process. Much like the nature images on the album’s cover, the track is vibrant, full of life.
Pure Bathing Culture is guitarist Daniel Hindman and keyboardist Sarah Versprille (formerly in Vetiver). Moon Tides is their debut album, and a follow up to their self-titled EP from last year. It will be released on August 20th via Partisan Records and is now available for pre-order.