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Pure Bathing Culture Overcomes Adversity On 'Night Pass'

Working towards your goals often involves overcoming adversity, right? It's on every motivational poster out there. Daniel and Sarah, the duo that is Pure Bathing Culture know this well.

Things had been going great: The band had already released two albums that had built up a loyal and loving fan base, but then the Portland band was dropped from its label and lost its support team as well.

Now, you know what happens next if you're a fan of those posters. Instead of packing up their musical wares and calling it a day, Daniel and Sarah responded with arguably their strongest work yet. It's called Night Pass, and if you listen closely, you'll hear some of the duo's real-life struggles being portrayed via these beautiful and lush songs. As Daniel points out, "the record is about perseverance and making it through something." And that's exactly what they did.

You can feel PBC's energy on stage,its commitment and love of music reaffirmed. Check out the group's performance of "Devotion" to see what I mean. That and more in the player.

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World Cafe senior producer Kimberly Junod has been a part of the World Cafe team since 2001, when she started as the show's first line producer. In 2011 Kimberly launched (and continues to helm) World Cafe's Sense of Place series that includes social media, broadcast and video elements to take listeners across the U.S. and abroad with an intimate look at local music scenes. She was thrilled to be part of the team that received the 2006 ASCAP Deems Taylor Radio Broadcast Award for excellence in music programming. In the time she has spent at World Cafe, Kimberly has produced and edited thousands of interviews and recorded several hundred bands for the program, as well as supervised the show's production staff. She has also taught sound to young women (at Girl's Rock Philly) and adults (as an "Ask an Engineer" at WYNC's Werk It! Women's Podcast Festival).