This band’s got a bit of a misleading moniker. ‘Pure X’, with its faux-eroticism and early 90s connotations, tends to conjure preconceptions of text-book witch house, saccharine chillwave or maybe some kind of industrial-fetish-rave throwback thing. But what this Texan three-piece actually produce is understated, heartfelt, midnight-by-the-bayou blues overlaid with a caterwauling, psyched-out guitar and treated with layers of opalescent scuzz. Like Moon Duo jamming with Real Estate remixed by Jim Ferraro. Or something like that. Either way it is very, very good.
Thanks to Altered Zones for uploading the album in full.
Image is a phone photo (I know!) by Matthew Lever.