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A brief chat with Pure Bathing Culture


Portland indie pop band Pure Bathing Culture will play at the Bluebird Theatre on November 7, so we were delighted to speak to singer/keyboardist Sarah Versprille about what we can expect…P

Yellow Scene: Are you representative of the current Portland scene which is getting so much press right now?

Sarah Versprille: Yeah, I guess so. Portland’s just a great place to live. It’s super-laid back and really affordable. It’s a great place to be able to be creative. For us, it’s been amazing. We moved here from New York so it’s been a great change for us. As far as being representative of the scene, I guess so. We love living here, and are happy to be representative of such a great city.

YS: How would you describe your sound?

SV: I guess it’s pop music. It’s hard – we write music and our passion is for writing music and song writing, so we strive to write music that we like writing and make the music that we want to make. As far as describing it, I leave that up to other people.

YS: Do you like playing in Colorado?

SV: Yeah, we love playing Denver. It’s such a great city. We’ve had some awesome shows there. It’s a great to visit because it’s beautiful and people are super-nice there. We’ve always had great experiences in Denver.

YS: What do you have planned for the set?

SV: We’re playing a few new songs. We’ve been writing for a new record so we’re going to be playing three new songs in the set, and some old favorites as well.

YS: When this tour’s over, what’s next?

SV: We have a couple of one-off shows – one in LA and one in Portland – and then we’re going to be finishing writing for the new record and hopefully getting into the studio early in the new year, and hopefully have the new record our next year.

To view the Official Video of Dream The Dare by Pure Bathing Culture you need only CLICK HERE.

Pure Bathing Culture plays with Tennis at 9 p.m. on Friday, November 7 at the Bluebird Theatre; 3317 E Colfax Ave., Denver; 303-377-1666; $15-$18.


Brett Calwood
Brett Callwood is an English journalist, copy writer, editor and author, currently living and working in Los Angeles. He is the music editor with the LA Weekly. He was previously a reporter at the Longmont Times-Call and Daily Camera, the music editor at the Detroit Metro Times and editor-in-chief at Yellow Scene magazine. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brett_Callwood

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