Pure X

Pure X Dole Out Two Tender, Heartfelt Eddie Rabbitt Covers

Pure X used to call themselves Pure Ecstasy. Eddie Rabbitt's first country No. 1 hit as a songwriter was "Pure Love," a 1974 single for…
Marc Hogan / June 3, 2014

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

"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…
Marc Hogan / April 3, 2014

10 Albums to Stream: Cloud Nothings, Mac DeMarco, Johnny Cash, and More

Cloud Nothings, Mac DeMarco, Pure X, Manchester Orchestra, and Johnny Cash all have albums on the way. The best part? They're streaming online right now.
Kyle McGovern / March 27, 2014

Stream Pure X’s Amorous, Heavenly ‘Angel’ LP

Austin's Pure X are only three years removed from putting out their first full-length, but they've quickly gone through several transformations. Their debut LP, Pleasure,…
David Zisser / March 26, 2014

Hear Pure X Bask in Plush Pop Pastiche on ‘Heaven’

On April 1, Pure X will follow their freaky Crawling Up the Stairs album with Angel, an unapologetic pop record filled with starry-eyed swooners. The Austin…
Kyle McGovern / March 7, 2014

Pure X Pledge Their Love on Dreamy Gem ‘Starlight’

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…
Kyle McGovern / February 13, 2014

Pure X’s ‘Thousand Year Old Child’ Gives the Performance of a Lifetime

On Pure X's peaceful Crawling Up the Stairs entry, "Thousand Year Old Child," an old soul serenades his lover as she walks out the door.
Colin Stutz / June 12, 2013

Pure X Send Sexually Explicit ‘Thanks (to Every Corner of the Earth)’

Pure X dropped their latest LP, Crawling Up the Stairs, yesterday, and to celebrate their sophomore album's release this week, the outfit rockers hijacked Gorilla…
Kyle McGovern / May 15, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Vampire Weekend, Small Black, Classixx, Wild Nothing, and More

Happy Thursday! We've rounded up 10 new, streaming records just for you: 1) Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City. "[The follow-up to 2010's Contra] includes the…
Kyle McGovern / May 9, 2013

Stream Pure X’s Seismic ‘Crawling Up the Stairs’

Pure X had begun recording Crawling Up the Stairs, their sophomore full-length, before their beloved 2011 debut, Pleasure, had even made it to shelves. But…
Colin Joyce / May 6, 2013

Listen to Pure X’s Wise and Dreamy ‘Thousand Year Old Child’

Pure X have come a long way since 2011's Pleasure, an album composed of "woozy rhythms, lovelorn lyrics, and reverb-saturated textures." The Austin band has a…
Chris Martins / April 24, 2013

Hear Pure X Let Loose on Throat-Rending Space-Out ‘Someone Else’

Pure X have lost their cool, and it's magnificent. The Austin band's music has contained traces of darkness ever since they were releasing singles under…
Marc Hogan / March 25, 2013

Hear Pure X’s Shadowy, Sprawling ‘Things in My Head’

Austin groove-gazers Pure X piqued our interest in 2011 with Pleasure, "ten tracks of gorgeously distorted, lo-fi pop" that "glides languidly enough for '90s slowcore" but…
Chris Martins / February 13, 2013

Video Premiere: Pure X’s ‘Surface’

Below you'll find the foggy, Malcolm Elijah-directed clip for "Surface," a cut from Pleasure, the debut LP from Austin slow-burn princes Pure X. It has…
David Bevan / November 1, 2011

Pure X, ‘Pleasure’ (Acéphale)

Changing their name from Pure Ecstasy marks no major stylistic shift for this Austin trio, but the new moniker is more than just drug shorthand.
Marc Hogan / July 6, 2011