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Pure X Pledge Their Love on Dreamy Gem ‘Starlight’

Austin crew return on April 1 with 'Angel,' their third album

picture-18547-1390524318Kyle McGovern // February 13, 2014

Pure X have resurfaced and signed with Fat Possum for their upcoming third album, Angel. Due April 1, the new LP follows last year’s fascinating but troubled Crawling Up the Stairs, a record primary songwriters Nate Grace and Jesse Jenkins described to SPIN as “the arc of a personal descent into hell and the slow climb back out of it.”

As its title suggests, Angel will be a gentler affair, one that favors the latter part of the “psych-pop” tag. “Starlight,” the first sample from the full-length, finds the Austin foursome caught in a love-drunk haze, breathing sweet falsetto vocals into a bed of twinkling sonics. Stream it below.

The album was recorded mostly live and set to tape over a period of five days in a century-old dance hall in rural central Texas. Angel is the band’s first effort as a quartet, welcoming the addition of new full-time member Matty Tommy Davidson. Pre-orders of the record are available in vinyl and CD formats via Fat Possum.

Pure X have also announced that they’ll be supporting Real Estate on tour this spring. Find dates below, after “Starlight.”

Pure X tour dates:

March 19 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
March 20 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
March 21 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
March 22 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
March 23 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
March 25 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
March 26 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
March 27 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
March 28 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
March 29 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
March 31 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
April 1 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
April 2 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
April 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
April 5 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
May 2-4 – Austin, TX @ Austin Psych Fest