PURE GROUND

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Pure Ground is a minimal industrial/wave duo formed in Los Angeles in the Spring of 2012. Making use of a great assortment of analog and digital hardware, Pure Ground creates hard electronics teaming with rhythmic white noise and unsettling melody as the backdrop over which the group explores lyrical themes of present-day dystopian realities, sleeplessness and the supernatural, and the eventual triumph of the natural world over a human civilization in rapid decline. Not limited to music composition, the band also makes forays into analog video work, much of which can be seen projected onto them during live performances and in album art. To date, Pure Ground has released two LPs, four cassettes, three vinyl singles and a 20 minute VHS. Their next full-length LP, “Giftgarten”, will be released on LP (Avant! [EU] & Chondritic Sound [US]) and CD (Sleepless Berlin) on September 1st, 2016 to coincide with their third tour of Europe.

Discography:
Pure Ground “Daylight” cassette [Chondritic Sound]
Pure Ground “Crawling Through/Evaporation” 7″ [Nostilevo]
Pure Ground “Protection” cassette [Chondritic Sound]
Pure Ground “Sacrificed to Purpose” 6.5″ lathe-cut [Chondritic Sound]
Pure Ground “Tenebrous Passages” VHS [Chondritic Sound]
Pure Ground “Daylight & Protection” LP [Chondritic Sound]
Pure Ground “Europa XIV” cassette [Chondritic Sound]
Pure Ground “Standard of Living” cassette [Chondritic Sound]
Pure Ground “Standard of Living” LP [Chondritic Sound, Avant! Records]
Pure Ground “Standard of Living” CD [Sleepless Berlin]
Pure Ground “The Arsonist b/w And So Remain” 7″ [Weyrd Son]
Pure Ground “Giftgarten” LP [Chondritic Sound, Avant! Records]
Pure Ground “Giftgarten” CD [Sleepless Berlin]
Pure Ground “The Muted World / Crumble and Peel” lathe 7″ [Chondritic Sound]

Upcoming shows

01 Sept – Brussels, BE – Cafe Central
02 Sept – Paris, FR – La Méchanique Ondulatoire w/ Poison Point
03 Sept – Antwerp, BE @ Die Kleine Hedonist w/ Echo West
04 Sept – Ghent, BE @ Muziekcentrum Kinky Star
06 Sept – Freiburg, DE @ Slowclub w/ Automelodi
08 Sept – Basel, CH @ Hirscheneck
09 Sept – Lucerne, CH @ Klub Kegelbahn
10 Sept – Linz, AT @ Kapu w/ Postman
14 Sept – Budapest, HU @ Spicc Studio w/ Új Látásmód Fúzió
15 Sept – Vienna, AT @ Fluc w/ Elektra Djs
16 Sept – Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu w/ Pink Turns Blue
17 Sept – Leipzig, DE @ Conne Island

Past shows

2016
08 Apr – Los Angeles, CA @ Complex w/ Leaether Strip

2015
29 Sept – Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon w/ Front 242, Youth Code, High-Functioning Flesh
18 Sept – San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room w/ Severed Heads, Cocksure
06 June – Berlin, Germany @ Urban Spree (Death#Disco) w/ Youth Code, No More, Weird Candle
05 June – Prague, Czech Republic @ Basement Bar (RARE) w/ Weird Candle
04 June – Brno, Czech Republic @ Kabinet MUZ w/ The Present Moment
03 June – Belgrade, Serbia @ Drugstore (Neon Nacht) w/ Alone, The Flesh Community
02 June – Subotica, Serbia @ Studio 11
01 June – Zagreb, Croatia @ Club Attack w/ 1/2
31 May – Vienna, Austria @ AU
30 May – Linz, Austria @ Voyage Voyage
29 May – Vignola, Italy @ Club Ribalta
28 May – Saint Gallen, Switzerland @ Grabenhalle w/ Agent Side Grinder
27 May – Lucerne, Switzerland @ Klub Kegelbahn
24 May – Leipzig, Germany @ Gothic Pogo Fest w/ Kas Product, Nine Circles, Peine Perdue
22 May – Brussels, Belgium @ Collectie Auquai w/ Marie Davidson, All Your Sisters, Weird Candle
21 May – Antwerp, Belgium @ Die Kliene Hedonist w/ Cellule 34
20 May – Paris, France @ La Mecanique Ondulatoire w/ Deficit Budgetaire
18 May – Esslingen, Germany @ Komma w/ Agent Side Grinder, Blood Vault
16 May – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Totentanz w/ Schonwald
15 May – Stockholm, Sweden @ Southside Cavern w/ Blipblop, Claus Fovea
14 May – Vaxjo, Sweden @ Klub Kalabalik w/ The Statham Awards
08 May – Los Angeles, CA @ Complex w/ Ariisk
21 Feb – Los Angeles, CA @ Complex w/ Absolute Body Control

2014
30 Oct – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas (Discipline) w/ Ssleeperhold, Total Abuse, Public Health
27 Sept – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex w/ Merchandise, Lower
30 Aug – Los Angeles, CA @ Complex w/ Silent Servant, Redredred
06 June – Prague, Czech Republic – Basement Bar (RARE) w/ Animal Bodies,
05 June – Budapest, Hungary – Küss Mich @ Kontra Klub w/ Tigrics
03 June – Vienna, Austria @ Rhiz
30 May – Madrid @ El Perro de la Parte de Atrás del Coche
28 May – Barcelona, Spain @ Niu : espai artístic w/ Vactor
24 May – Brussels, Belgium Fantastique.Nights w/ Soft Metals, Sally Dige, Luminance
23 May – Paris, France @ Klub w/ Soviet Soviet, DEAD, Françoise PAGAN
22 May – Antwerp, Belgium @ Stadslimiet w/ Vortex Campaign
21 May – Amsterdam – the Tide øf the End @ OCCII w/ Lifeless Past
17 May – Berlin, Germany – DEATH # DISCO @ Marie-Antoinette w/Echo West
16 May – Växjö, Sweden – Klubb Kalabalik @ Kafé de luxe w/ Soft Metals
15 May – Stockholm, Sweden @ Kollaps Records
14 May – Stockholm, Sweden @ Masskultur w/ Trepaneringsritualen, Time Deleters
13 May – Gothenburg, Sweden – Skjul Fyra Sex w/Trepaneringsritualen
12 May – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Mayhem w/ Tradework, Forced Alliance, Sanseres Rus
26 Apr – San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room w/ Suicide Commando, High-Functioning Flesh

2013
30 Nov – Los Angeles, CA @ Complex w/ Lust For Youth, Silent Servant
10 Nov – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Martial Canterel, Soft Metals
12 June – Los Angeles, CA @ The Lash w/ Xander Harris
06 Apr – Los Angeles, CA @ Complex w/ Frank Alpine, High-Functioning Flesh

2012
28 Oct – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos w/ Cult of Youth, Survive
06 June – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos w/ King Dude, Dangerous Boys Club

 

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