portland duo pure bathing culture impressed with their 2013 debut moon tides, an effervescent body of work that straddled a line between contemporaries like beach house and tennis. the pair are back with their sophomore effort, pray for rain, out october 23rd via partisan records. the album’s title track was teased as its lead single last week, and it has a newfound momentum that needs to be reckoned with. pure bathing culture still retains a slight balearic aura, but it seems as if they’re progressing strongly towards becoming a formidable pop band. listen to “pray for rain” below.