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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Portland, Oregon-based duo of Sarah Vesprille and Daniel Hindman duo was produced by John Congleton.
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  • Record Label: Memphis Industries
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
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Palest Pearl
Palest pearl The pearl of greatest price Born first form It's all you wanted But you're caught up in the rush Of lust Do you really want that... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 80
    Pray For Rain sees Pure Bathing Culture taking a step towards an elevated form of the type of leftfield pop the band produced during their first outing, and in doing so, they’ve created an album wrought with subtle nuances and big ideas.
  2. Oct 23, 2015
    80
    Pure Bathing Culture’s sound is so consistent--melodic, but slightly gauzy and blurred around the edges--that one gets caught in the sonics, and the singing becomes just another texture in the recording. And it’s their strength with melodies that will keep listeners coming back.
  3. Nov 5, 2015
    70
    It may not quite have the immediate irresistibility and wide-eyed innocence of its predecessor but it successfully builds on and expands the sounds previously established.
  4. 67
    While the driving forces behind Pray for Rain might not be ultra-fresh, Vesprille and Hindman do a more than passable job of wrapping them in a brand new package.
  5. Oct 23, 2015
    60
    Pray For Rain is a sophisticated progression for Pure Bathing Culture. Despite brief drizzly moments, on the whole the album evokes the warmth of drying off after a torrential downpour.
  6. Q Magazine
    Oct 27, 2015
    60
    It's all a disarmingly easy listen, even if their sugar-spun harmonies at times prove a touch too sweet. [Dec 2015, p.112]
  7. Uncut
    Oct 27, 2015
    60
    It's the slowies that suffer--lacking the warm glaze of the previous album, they can sound a little hollow. [Dec 2015, p.76]

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