Pure Bathing Culture, Lia Rose
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Poor Moon is Christian Wargo (Fleet Foxes, Crystal Skulls) Casey Wescott (Fleet Foxes) and brothers Ian and Peter Murray (The Christmas Cards). The band, named for frontman and primary songwriter Christian Wargo's favorite Canned Heat song, began four years ago as a long distance project with demos being created and sent back and forth while Wargo and Wescott were touring in support of the Fleet Foxes 2008 self-titled debut and Ian and Peter living in the Bay area. Their first shows were at intimate Seattle house parties where they used playful throwaway monikers like Rabbit Kingdom and Cookie Mask. It wasn't until the band opened up for Daekon at Seattle's Neumos (under the name Peppermint Majesty) that things began to really take form. Recording began and the four longtime friends became a band and Sub Pop didn't hesitate to pursue them with unabashed enthusiasm. And it worked.
Pure Bathing Culture
Daniel Hindman and Sarah Versprille began writing songs together in 2009 while living in Brooklyn, NY. In 2011, between tours with Sub Pop's Vetiver (who Versprille and Hindman play keyboards and guitar in respectively,) the duo packed up their lives, moved to Portland, OR and realized that it was time to put a name to the new project -- Pure Bathing Culture was born. Through various serendipitous connections, multi-instrumentalist and producer Richard Swift heard their early demos and immediately invited them to record with him at his National Freedom studio in Cottage Grove, OR. On Pure Bathing Culture's debut S/T EP, their elegantly smooth pop melodies embody the nostalgia of soft 80s dream pop with a freshness all its own.
“Beautiful blend of vocals and strings ... The instrumentals and vocals featured on Lia Rose’s album When You Need Me Most each possess a quiet strength. The two work together, one never overshadowing the other, making this a successful solo effort for the California indie singer/songwriter." -- Performer Magazine
"Lia Rose sings with a refreshingly pure voice that is effortlessly engaging... [she] exhibited sincerity with both her gentle tone and her lyrics. She sat atop a stool barefoot, living behind her bangs, singing from her heart, and the audience loved it. Her peaceful sound of soft acoustic riffs paired with her smooth and fragile vocals offer something uniquely different. The event, put on by KC Turner in collaboration with KFOG radio was the perfect place to see Rose up close and personal. 'And we carry on as we’re meant to, and we all find home when we’re supposed to,' sang Rose. Her voice seemed to linger around the room with a dream-like quality, probably because she sounded a bit unreal. If you want something a little different with a lot of substance, check out one of her gigs." -- The Owl Mag
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