Pure Bathing Culture, aka Portland based Sarah Versprille and Dan Hindman, return with new album Pray for Rain, due 23rd October on Memphis Industries. The title track and new single “Pray for Rain” premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show and can streamed now via their Soundcloud below.

The album was recorded with St Vincent’s right hand man, John Congleton at his studio in Dallas, Texas, all analogue gear with no studio trickery. It’s a quantum leap forward from their critically-lauded debut record Moon Tides.

You can hear it on the classic pop of “Pray for Rain,” in Dan’s clean yet serpentine guitar lines interacting with the live rhythm section (featuring Zach Tillman, brother of Josh, and Brian Wright) Versprille’s lucid vocals cutting through it all as she asks: “Is it pleasure? Is it pain? Did you pray for rain?”