Portland(ia) is hometown for Pure Bathing Culture, the oddly-named indie-pop duo of Daniel Hindman and Sarah Versprille. Their debut self-titled EP is out on May 22nd through Father/Daughter Records. Its four tracks are full of sweet melodies, ’80s guitar effects and subtle synth sounds.
The pair are in the band Vetiver together and started writing songs as a duo in 2009 in New York before moving to Oregon last year where they hooked up with Richard Swift to record the EP. The band’s bright arrangements are comparable to Tennis and Beach House. ‘Ivory Coast’ is the free-to-download lead track from the EP and it embodies all of the aforementioned qualities.