Watch Chvrches Cover The Blue Nile’s “The Downtown Lights”

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Portland’s Pure Bathing Culture released a full album cover of the Blue Nile’s 1989 LP, Hats, back in August. Last night, Chvrches took a stab at standout single, “The Downtown Lights,” during their encore at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The fellow Glasgow natives gave the synthy classic a modern update while staying true … More »

Pure Bathing Culture – “The Downtown Lights” (The Blue Nile Cover)

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Back in June, Portland’s Pure Bathing Culture announced their full album cover of the Blue Nile’s 1989 lost treasure Hats and shared the LP’s closing track “Saturday Night” which features Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard. The record is currently available through Turntable Kitchen’s Sounds Delicious series, but if you haven’t already bought … More »

Pure Bathing Culture & Ben Gibbard – “Saturday Night” (The Blue Nile Cover)

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Pure-Bathing-Culture-HatsThe Blue Nile’s 1989 album Hats is the kind of lost treasure that, upon discovering it, you wind up breathlessly evangelizing to anyone who will listen. Though their name seems to pop up more and more these days, they’re still a cultish concern in the grand scheme of ’80s revivalism. And Hats in particular deserves … More »