Poster by Curtis Godino
Each year there’s a handful of albums that provide a soundtrack to a specific time period. Perhaps its a relocation to a new city or a new relationship, a particularly joyful time or a time of hardship—whatever it is, in many of these cases we are often reminded that music will always be our friend, and that friendship becomes an ingrained part of our memories surrounding the time period. For this writer, Pure X‘s Pleasure played accompaniment to a specific and highly reflective time during my days in New York. Putting it on brings me right back to the summer months of 2011 when I was spending a great deal of time by myself, writing in my Lower East Side apartment, strolling aimlessly through the nearby East Village.
So with that said, we’re very psyched to be hosting Pure X at Mercury Lounge next Tuesday as they celebrate the release of their follow-up album, Crawling Up the Stairs (out May 14 via Merok/Acéphale). Former Titus Andronicus guitarist Andrew Cedermark, who has a new album coming out on Underwater Peoples, will be providing support. Follow us on twitter (@doggoneblog) and keep an eye out for a chance to win tickets to the show. Hear a track from Pure X’s new album below and be sure to grab a copy next week.
Purchase tickets to the show here.