A year ago today (February 13), we reported that evolving Texas outfit Pure X would be releasing their sophomore album that spring. The band have wasted no time in following it up, since they've revealed that their third album is called Angel. It will be out on May 5 through their new label home of Fat Possum.
This is the group's first album since expanding from a trio into a four-piece. It was recorded to tape over five days at Wied Hall in rural Texas. Its peaceful sound is reportedly a change from past efforts, and the songs showcase what a press release describes as "lush, layered vocal treatments, dialogues of gently plucked electric and strummed 12-string guitar, reserved percussion, and precariously sensual bass."
It's said to be a pop record that touches on two-step country and '70s soul. It was "written collectively between all four members and recorded mostly live with minimal overdubs."
The tracklist is below, along with the band's upcoming North American tour schedule, and the album cover is above. At the bottom of the page, stream the chiming, pastoral "Starlight."
Angel is available to pre-order here.
2. Valley of Tears
3. Livin' the Dream
4. Every Tomorrow
5. Fly Away with Me Woman
7. White Roses
8. Make You Want Me
11. Wishin' on the Same Star
03/19 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
03/20 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
03/21 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
03/22 Montreal, QC - Il Motore
03/23 Toronto, ON - The Opera House
03/25 Madison, WI - Majestic Theater
03/26 Minneapolis, MN - Fineline
03/27 Chicago, IL - The Metro
03/28 St. Louis, MO - Firebird
03/29 Nashville, TN - Exit / In
03/31 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
04/01 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
04/02 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
04/03 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
04/05 New York, NY - Webster Hall