Photo by Eli Welbourne


Austin, TX, trio Pure X (formerly known as Pure Ecstasy) has announced tour dates to go along with its latest release on Acéphale, Pleasure. The tour will take place in select cities in the Midwest and on the West Coast in September and October, as well as a full European tour scheduled for November. Not only have friends and bandmates Nate Grace, Jesse Jenkins and Austin Youngblood set up a tour, but they have also released a cassette mix that can be downloaded for free on Sendspace. The nearly hour-long summery mix features artists like Lionel Richie, Fleetwood Mac and Enya just to name a few.
 
Pure X first gained attention with singles “Easy” and “Voices” in 2010, and Acéphale, in collaboration with Light Lodge, has re-released You’re In It Now, the group’s first EP, on 12″ vinyl. The re-release adds a previously unheard track, “Back Where I Began,” a slow-paced, minimalistic, echoing jam with the floating, sometimes incoherent vocals of Grace that only add to the cool, dreamy ’60s feel that the band permeates.
 
Back Where I Began by PURE X
 
With slow, calming beats and relaxed vocals, Pure X lets the mind wander to the abstract—but with just enough melody to keep it interesting as opposed to sleepy. Catch the band on tour for a show full of soulful, smooth grooves with just a touch of hippie-ish flavor.
 
Tour Dates For Pure X:
09/24 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
10/13 – San Francisco, CA – Brick And Mortar Music Hall
10/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo Lounge
10/27 – Dallas, TX – Club Da Da
10/28 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
10/29 – Houston, TX – Rudyard’s
11/01 – London, UK – Shacklewell Arm
11/02 – Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
11/03 – Leeds, UK – ANOTS
11/04 – Glasgow, UK – Captain’s Rest
11/05 – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
11/07 – Bristol, UK – Thekla
11/09 – Aarhus, Denmark – Musikcafeen
11/10 – Oslo, Norway – Blaa
11/11 – Stockholm, Sweden – Slakthuset
11/12 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Huset I Magstraede
11/15 – Berlin, Germany – Berghain Kantine
11/17 – Brussels, Belgium – AB Club
11/18 – Utrecht, Holland – Ekko
11/19 – Amsterdam, Holland – OCCII
11/22 – Paris, France – Point Ephemere
11/23 – Angers, France – Chabada
11/24 – Madrid/Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Club
11/25 – Madrid/Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Club