Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - S/T

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have been floating around the internet and their hometown, New York City, for quite sometime. They've released a few EPs, starting in mid 2007 and have been blogged about probably countless times. In those EP days, they were a three piece band, utilizing a drum machine to drop their beats. When they finally nabbed themselves one of the newfangled live drummer things everyone has been talking about, they decided to go and record themselves a full length.

On their debut LP, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart seem to have created a paradoxical sound; both familiar and new. Their sound is New York City in music. Sure it's a little messy, with their fuzzed out guitars a la Jesus and Mary Chain; but ultimately it's a fun, happy place with their boy/girl vocals and pop hooks. The strongest track on the album "This Love is F*cking Right" perfectly describes the band, both cute and offensive. Equal parts shoegaze and twee pop, this makes a paradoxically great album. Definitely worth a listen, or five. The album was released today via Slumberland records.

This Love is F*cking Right - MP3
A Teenager In Love - MP3

No comments: