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For Pure X, ‘Heaven’ Is Whatever in Weird, Radiant Video

'Angel' visuals include demolition derby and a man hanging by his skin

picture-18576-1373300776By: Marc Hogan // April 3, 2014

“To me, the idea of heaven is something anyone can have at any moment in time.” That’s Pure X guitarist Nate Grace in a recent SPIN interview. This ecumenical concept carries through to the Ben Kitnick-directed video (via Gorilla Vs. Bear) for “Heaven,” mellow psych-pop gold from the Austin, Texas band’s album out this week via Fat Possum, Angel. It’s a gleaming but also slightly unsettling clip that finds the divine in demolition derbies and painful-looking behavior alike. Read Pure X’s track-by-track guide to Angel, and catch up on our reviews of last year’s Crawling Up the Stairs and 2011’s Pleasure.