We were all fearing the worst, with the impending doom of a second ice-capade invading the city of Austin on the certain horizon. But, like most great cities with great people, we donned our heavy coats, scarves and beanies, making our way to Red 7 for a great evening of music.
Read on for more thoughts featuring pics from the cool old guy with the funny hat.
Yo, listen up! The weather man says it’s about to snow again, so you better get in your good tunes while you can! Tonight, there’s a great bit of tuneage going on over at Red 7. Headlining the night will be the smooth operators of Pure Bathing Culture, offering their casual dream pop to what I expect will be a horde of eager listeners hoping to hear their favorite hit off the group’s most recent, Moon Tides. You’ll also get a chance to see La Luz, the Seattle pop group who deserve our love, after a tour accident put a damper on the end to their 2013. And me, I’m showing up super early for our good friends She Sir, who are destined to kill things this year with their new upcoming effort. Here’s some jams from the openers to encourage you to show up early! Tickets are $14 at the door–doors open at 9.
Our friends at Hardly Art are helping us hook you up with a great deal that seems pretty awesome. They’re willing to give away a pair of tickets to one of the most anticipated shows in town next week: La Luz with Pure Bathing Culture. La Luz released It’s Alive last year via Hardly Art, and the group really built a strong name for themselves before encountering a little tragedy curbed their touring. But, now they’ve got this incredible bill, which just got better when news was announced today that Austin’s She Sir would join the bill. All you have to do is leave us a comment with your favorite new jam of 2014. We’ll close the contest Friday at midnight, then contact the winners. Show is at Red 7, and it starts at 9 PM.
Download: La Luz – Call Me In The Day [MP3]
I hadn’t really been out and about, at least not to a proper show, since SXSW. But, with the Brooklyn act, Caveman, coming to town with their friends Pure Bathing Culture, I thought it would be the perfect time to venture out; it didn’t hurt that they bands would be playing at the Parish, which always has great sounds.
Read on for my thoughts on the bands and your typical excellent shots from B. Gray.
I’m pretty sure you’re all going to love this track; there’s really nothing as strikingly wonderful as this track from Pure Bathing Culture. It’s such a subtle pop track, with the instrumentation turned down low so the vocals can reach perfection by the time they hit your ears. You can find this track on the group’s debut self-titled EP, which just came out via the good people over at Father Daughter Records. Come on, one listen just isn’t enough, you’re going to have to play this song over and over again. I don’t know about you, but that pretty sums the track up as a certified hit.
It’s been a pretty busy week all around, and I almost let this one slip though my hands, that is until I saw that Pure Bathing Culture is comprised of members of Vetiver, a band we think highly of here around the house. They’ve compiled four new songs that they recorded with Richard Swift, and that EP should come out on May 22nd via Father/Daughter Records. While there’s a definite element of haziness at work here, I really love the quality of the vocal, with just a hint of raspy/smoky quality. It will be interesting to see what a full length effort sounds like, but for now, this EP is doing just fine!
Download:Pure Bathing Culture – Ivory Coast [MP3]