After standing ankles deep in mud all day at Governors Ball we decided to book it back to the city to catch Portland duo Pure Bathing Culture play an early set at Mercury Lounge.
Brooklyn’s lush ambient poppers Monogold were still playing their opening set when we arrived to a reasonably packed room. Though it was our first time hearing their music it seemed they had quite a following with fans yelling out “95 more” after they introduced their last song.
Pure Bathing Culture were next and wasted no time jumping right into their first track before the people milling about noticed and pushed forward.
The curly-haired Sarah Versprille sang each soaringly pretty track with a reverb on her mic that provided that sweet slight harmony one can hear on songs like “Lucky One” and their latest track “Pendulum”.
Closing off their set with one of our favourite tracks “Ivory Coast” leaving the crowd begging for more. We may have been missing Beach House’s Governors Ball set, but we didn’t much care after seeing how tight Pure Bathing Culture were live considering how new to the scene they are.
It’s not often that you see a band at this point so fully formed, which is why we know Pure Bathing Culture is here to stay.
Take a look through some photos below.