Pure X – Crawling Up The Stairs

  • May 15, 2013

Crawling Up The Stairs is the sophomore release – and follow-up to 2011’s stellar Pleasure – from Austin psych-rock band Pure X. The album was inspired by Nate Grace’s personal struggles caused by a serious leg injury and recovery. Crawling Up The Stairs is about what you do after you’ve realized that escaping a bad situation isn’t an option and the moment when you have to face the situation head on and the emotional turmoil that ensues. While Crawling Up The Stairs stays faithful to the heavy sound found on Pleasure but adds shimmering atmospherics and a new perspective to Pure X’s carefully crafted, emotionally stirring songs. A few standouts include: the gorgeous “Thousand Year Old Child” which wrestles with aging and an uncertain future, and the closing track “All of the Future (All of the Past)” which emerges from the darkness to newly optimistic perspectives on life. If Pure X has not caught your attention yet, I would definitely recommend checking them out and giving the beautiful and heartbreaking Crawling Up The Stairs a listen. – Written by JFelton

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