ALBUM REVIEW: “Pure Bathing Culture” by Pure Bathing Culture

May 18. 2012 | By Christine Cook

Pure Bathing Culture
Pure Bathing Culture EP
[Father/Daughter Records]

With their self-titled debut EP, Pure Bathing Culture sets themselves up to be a front-runner in the dream pop world.

This Portland-based duo offers up easy, fall-asleep to, dream-to tunes that are filled with sway. Each track shimmers, creating a scene of summer perfection: ocean breezes, warm sunshine, and long, lazy days.

The opening track “Lucky One” serves up floaty melodies that coincide perfectly with a mix of summery guitar-synth. “Ivory Coast” is a simple love song with lyrics such as, “I could walk for miles with you until you’re tired.” This is arguably the standout track on the EP, and seems to encompass Pure Bathing Culture’s sugary sound.

If you’re looking for a soundtrack to the hazy summer days that are approaching, this EP has got you covered.

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