Pure Ecstasy – Easy 7″

December 31, 2009 at 8:56 pm Leave a comment

So, I may have gotten carried away the other day when I said Canopy was “undoubtedly” my favorite thing in Texas. I’d forgotten that they share Austin with Pure Ecstasy, a lo-fi beach-rock reverb-assault troupe that’s been featured on Pitchfork’s Forkcast twice, most recently for the title track “Easy” from their first 7″, on local label Light Lodge. The Easy 7″ is true to that description; the band moves slowly in and out of reverb peaks, crashing guitars, echoey vocals, while a light drumbeat accompanies throughout. It’s one of the year’s most compelling singles and definitely one of the prettiest, as the bright photograph and clever lettering on the cover bear out.

Pure Ecstasy – Easy

Pure Ecstasy will shortly have a cassette appearing on Bristol’s Bumtapes and a 7″ on Acephale. Incidentally, they’re also responsible for one of the best covers of 2009, taking on Pressure Drop by Toots & the Maytals for their contribution to Friendship Bracelet Two, which is available to download for free right here.

Cheers,

Dwight

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