The world of Pure Bathing Culture is not the real world. it's a world filled with characters like Scotty and the bubble king and a place called the Ivory Coast, that's not the real Ivory Coast. It's also a world created for its protagonists, Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman, to travel to communicate abstract thought and remember all the things they want to remember. it's a place where the night is magic and it will transform you.
The roots of Pure Bathing Culture stretch back to 1999, when Versprille and Hindman befriended one another on the first day of freshman orientation at William Patterson university in Wayne, new jersey. A decade later, they became bandmates when they both joined Vetiver for their Sub-Pop albums tight knit and the errant charm. It was while playing in Vetiver that pure bathing culture emerged as its own entity. When it came time to write and record the follow-up to last year's 'Moon Tides', the duo knew what they didn't want. "we didn't gravitate towards someone making indie dream-pop records," Dan said. That was when producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Swans, Angel Olsen, the Walkmen) reached out to the band and invited them to come record with him in his Dallas, TX studio. "John pushed us to not make cliches, to not play into the style of other bands," Dan said. It was a taxing yet ultimately rewarding experience when the album was completed. "it was shocking to hear what the finished product was," sarah said. "it was like being in a vortex and then we came out with this record." she adds with a laugh.
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