Pray For Rain is the sophomore album from Pure Bathing Culture, a duo consisting of Vetiver members Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman. On this album they worked with producer John Congleton to make something a little different and the result is less straightforward dream pop than their debut Moon Tides and more of a fusion between dream pop and 80’s pop. The title track and first single has a driving drum beat front & center. Some other standout tracks are “She Shakes”, an upbeat song that brings back the jangly guitars from their last album and “Singer” which is laid back with romantic lyrics. If you like retro inspired indie pop you’ll enjoy this album a lot.
Play: 2, 3, 7, 6, 1, 4, 5, 9
RIYL: TOPS, Porcelain Raft, No Joy, Yumi Zouma, Tennis, Women’s Hour