A lot of modern bands are good at mimicking blasted out guitar tones of the Reid Brothers and just as many excel at following the interstellar sounds of Spacemen3 and Spiritualized. Few, however, show themselves capable of adding any new ideas to that base, UK shoegaze sound. The Austin trio, Pure X, are an exception. Listening to the track “Dry Ice,” with its woozy tempo, and its ever slight twang is like being right there in a Texas honky-tonk as My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and J Spaceman kick out one blissful jam.

MP3: Pure X – Dry Ice

Pure X’s debut full length will be out July 5th on Acephale Records.