Pure Bathing Culture / Pray For Rain
Album: Pray For Rain   Collection:General
Artist:Pure Bathing Culture   Added:Oct 2015
Label:Partisan Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-01-20 Pull Date: 2016-03-20
Week Ending: Mar 20 Mar 6 Feb 28 Feb 21 Feb 14 Feb 7 Jan 31 Jan 24
Airplays: 3 1 1 2 3 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 07, 2017: Magnetized Toner
Palest Pearl
4. May 02, 2016: Viewer Discretion Advised
The Tower
2. Mar 04, 2017: Music Casserole
5. Mar 19, 2016: The Snotty The Kitten Show
The Tower
3. Jan 31, 2017: Magnetized Toner
Palest Pearl
6. Mar 17, 2016: Viewer Discretion Advised
Palest Pearl

Album Review
Telepathic Juan
Reviewed 2016-01-12
Pray For Rain is the second album by Portland’s Pure Bathing Culture. They continue to refine their synthesizer driven, soft rock inspired sound, only this time with an interest in 1980’s pop music production. Similar to Tamaryn’s Cranekiss, the melody and vocal harmonies are now surrounded by upbeat instrumentation, lots of tasteful guitar riffs and solos, and even their trademark calmness is occasionally substituted with enthusiastic outburst. Voguish.

RIYL: Lavender Diamond, Tennis, Matilde Davoli, Widowspeak, and Tamaryn.

Recommended Tracks: 1, 3, 6, 8 and 9

1. (4:59) *The Tower – Mellow, slow tempo tune. Pure Bathing Culture trademarks all over – pleasurable vocals, slow beat, stylish guitar interventions, ambient style keyboard parts, etc.
2. (3:45) Pray For Rain – Part 1980’s rhythm & blues pop, part glo-fi – up beat and accessible. Playful vocals.
3. (4:08) **Palest Pearl – Impressive 1980’s inspired upbeat recording. Catchy synth riff. Addictive rhythm. My favorite track on album.
4. (4:54) Clover – Guitar riff – think 10,000 Maniacs. Slow electro pop beat. Song driven by vocal melody.
5. (2:52) Darling, Save Us – Another slow tempo tune with a drum machine beat. Nice guitar riff and vocals.
6. (4:36) *Singer – Slow tempo driven by an electronic beat. Reminiscent of old Pure Bathing Culture stuff. Gentle vocals and memorable guitar riff.
7. (2:55) She Shakes – Dream pop exercise with slick guitars and melancholic melody. Medium tempo.
8. (4:10) *Maximilian's Ring – Another medium tempo guitar driven tune. Very 1980’s Fleetwood Mac. Somehow it works well.
9. (4:49) **I Trace Your Symbol – Semi perfect guitar driven tune. Medium up-tempo. Tremendously influenced by 1980’s soft rock. Very appealing.
10. (4:34) In The Night, In The Peaceful Night – Pleasant pop construction, mellow and warm.

Track Listing
1. The Tower   6. Singer
2. Pray For Rain   7. She Shakes
3. Palest Pearl   8. Maximilian's Ring
4. Clover   9. I Trace Your Symbol
5. Darling, Save Us   10. In The Night, In The Peaceful Night