pure bathing culture are gearing up for the release of their sophomore album pray for rain, out october 23rd via partisan records. the portland duo shared the album’s confident title track towards the end of this past july, and earlier this week they offered up its second single. “palest pearl” finds pure bathing culture diving headlong into the 1980s, fixing a buoyant melody atop a cautionary lyrical tale derived from a seminal h.d. poem. the track is as gargantuan as its predecessor, at least in comparison to the more subdued approach the duo took on their debut moon tides; at this rate, pray for rain could easily be this fall’s most-underrated pop album. take a listen to “palest pearl” below.