Pure Bathing Culture
Moon Tides - PARTISAN
FILTER Grade: 83%
By Jon Falcone on August 19, 2013
In nine short songs, Pure Bathing Culture’s Moon Tides whisks the listener to a desolate, sunny, Scandinavian beach for an all-too-brief while. With shimmering Galaxie 500 guitars, Stephin Merritt melodies and huge choruses with focused pop production, it’s near perfection for a debut. “Twins” jangles before the joy of the chorus dawns majestically; “Only Lonely Lovers” croons as a lullaby on a sunny day. In short, the band brilliantly harks back to the nearly forgotten art of blissful pop.