Pendulum (music group)

Pure Bathing Culture Plays Dreamy Electro-Pop

Pure Bathing Culture Plays Dreamy Electro-Pop

Two years ago, Daniel Hinman and Sarah Versprille quit the folk-rock band Vetiver, left New York and moved out to Portland, Ore., where together they've been taking Pure Bathing Culture, their own electronic indie-folk act, very seriously.

With Vetiver, the duo had started writing together, slowly. "We didn't become incredibly ambitious," Hinman said by phone from Eugene, Ore. Producer Richard Swift, visiting the duo on the East Coast one day, heard some of the songs and suggested they make it their primary focus. The timing worked out, too; Hinman and Versprille were about to go on tour for 18 months behind Vetiver's Errant Charm record, which meant a steady...