PURE BATHING CULTURE – ” The Downtown Lights ” (Feat. Ben Gibbard & San Fermin) The Blue Nile Cover

Posted: December 6, 2020 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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hi friends! we’re excited to announce that our version of The Blue Nile’s “Hats” is being rereleased and will now be available to stream everywhere for the first time! it will be out in full 12/18 via Better Company. it’s been remixed and remastered and features additional arrangements by the wonderful San Fermin today you can hear The Downtown Lights featuring backing vocals from the great Benjamin Gibbard.

The Portland based indie pop outfit Pure Bathing Culture have covered the Blue Nile’s 1989 album Hats in its entirety. In a statement, Pure Bathing Culture’s Sarah Versprille said, “We became immediately obsessed with their world of nostalgia and longing and the way the songs were simultaneously extremely sad at times but also intensely romantic and modern. It made us feel like the music we wanted to make was validated in some way by the fact that their music had already existed in the universe.” Listen to their take on “Saturday Night,” featuring Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard.

The album is part of Turntable Kitchen’s Sounds Delicious series, which finds artists covering their favourite albums in their entirety. (Previous entries included Ben Gibbard’s take on Teenage Fanclub’s Bandwagonesque, Jonathan Rado doing Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run, and Mutual Benefit playing Vashti Bunyan’s Just Another Diamond Day). Pure Bathing Culture’s Hats is limited to 1,000 copies and is available exclusively through Turntable Kitchen.

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