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with Pure Bathing Culture
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Doug Fir Lounge

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Portland, OR 97214

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Live at Doug Fir Lounge

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$16 - $18

DOORS 8PM / SHOW 9PM

THIS EVENT IS 21+

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Generationals

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From their inception Generationals have existed at the convergence of classic style and contemporary technique. Students of an analog school actualized in a digital medium, Grant Widmer and Ted Joyner have always felt most comfortable reveling in this juxtaposition. Grounded in a catalog of infectious pop hooks that feel both familiar and radically new all at once, Generationals mastered their distinct voice as a means to widen the path before them.

Reader As Detective, their new full-length album, weds vintage pop canon and modern pop production in a way this duo has proven incomparably adept. From the cornerstone sample of “I Turned My Back on the Written Word,” (a recontextualization of an unreleased b-side) to the playful synths & stuttered drums of “Dream Box,” and jogging rhythms of "Breaking Your Silence," Generationals continue to push the envelope by playing by their own rules.

In the years following their last album, Alix , the band experimented by releasing one-off singles and videos immediately upon their completion, which eventually formed 2018’s State Dogs collection. This method – an exploratory dive in shirking the nature of traditional album rollouts – refined how they approached writing. Freed from the album-cycle mentality, the pair was able to focus on each track autonomously, rather than as a fragment of a larger batch of songs.

Reader As Detective is the result of purposeful time spent honing Generationals’ craft as progressive songwriters. With the help of producer and longtime collaborator Dan Black, they dug into new methods of creation with a fearlessness for experimentation that is equally vital to the experience of both artist and listener. With Reader As Detective , Generationals have reached a high-water mark in an already noteworthy career – isolation and celebration set to a major key.

Pure Bathing Culture

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Pure Bathing Culture, the musical identity of Portland’s Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman, make music instantly identifiable, yet utterly personal - and now they’re ready to bring new work and ecstatic live performances to their loyal audience. As Sarah and Daniel describe their new work, it’s about “… love and perseverance, the feeling that if we protect each other and if we protect what we love, there is nothing we can't endure or become.”

The Pure Bathing Culture story begins when Sarah and Daniel befriended one another on the first day of freshman orientation at New Jersey’s William Paterson University. In 2009, they became bandmates when they both joined Vetiver for their Sub-Pop albums Tight Knit and The Errant Charm. It was while playing in Vetiver that Pure Bathing Culture emerged as its own entity. “Dan was working on some instrumentals that he would make on a looping pedal,” Sarah said. “One night, he was out and I just listened to this loop and wrote some lyrics to it. He came home and I showed it to him. We laughed at first, as we didn’t have some grand plan to start a band. It just happened naturally.” That song “Lucky One,” wound up in the hands of Richard Swift, who encouraged the duo to keep writing. “Richard pushed us along and became an inspiration,” Dan said. Swift wound up producing the band’s first EP and dreamy full-length, 2013’s Moon Tides at his National Freedom studio.

Since then the band has released two records on Partisan Records and toured nationally with such acts as Death Cab For Cutie, The Shins, Father John Misty, and many more. In 2017, Pure Bathing Culture took on the welcome task of re-recording the classic album Hats by The Blue Nile. Recorded in their home studio, Versprille and Hindman honored an album that has inspired their own music. “Our whole experience so far making music together as Pure Bathing Culture feels like a product of something inside of ourselves that we needed to let out into the world but also something completely beyond us as well,” says Sarah. “The feeling continues for us with The Blue Nile’s Hats.” Hats is available now on vinyl LP via Turntable Kitchen (https://www.turntablekitchen.com/sounds-delicious/).

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830 E. Burnside St.

Portland, OR 97214

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