Austin, Texas trio Pure X play languid, dreamy noise pop that floats on a raft of thick, distorted guitar sounds, carried along by a current of simple but determined rhythms. The members of Pure X first met when they were attending college in San Marcos, Texas, not far from Austin. After receiving encouraging reviews for their initial releases and live shows, Pure X came to the attention of Acephale Records, who released the band's first full-length album, Pleasure, in the summer of 2011. The band returned in 2013 with Crawling Up the Stairs, a less murky but more emotionally dark album inspired in part by a serious leg injury Grace suffered before its recording.
Their newly-expanded quartet saw them switch from the dark clouds of Crawling Up the Stairs for dreamier, more lighthearted sonics on third album Angel, which saw release in the spring of 2014.