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Pure Bathing Culture

Moon Tides

Partisan

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Vetiver refugees Daniel Hindman and Sarah Versprille have created one of the few bands to compare themselves to Cocteau Twins and actually hit somewhere near that mark. The pair have rechristened themselves Pure Bathing Culture and have delivered a glossy, breezy debut album. Moon Tides feels lightweight and effortless, its buoyant temperament a key selling point; Versprille's soft voice floats over and through the roomy mix of keyboards, mechanical rhythms, and sparkling-clean guitars, reminiscent of Bryan Ferry during Roxy's rosier moments. If no particular tracks pop out from the others, it's as much a testament to the record's consistency as its limited range. Still, it's compellingly listenable; their sound is so pristinely pleasant it sometimes borders on heavenly. (www.purebathingculture.bandcamp.com)

Author rating: 6/10

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