Thursday, March 12, 2009

Pains of Being Pure At Heart

Since forming in early 2007, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart have become one of the most talked about pop bands in years. They have released a handful of singles on classy labels like Slumberland, Fortuna Pop!, Atomic Beat and Cloudberry, each one issued to greater anticipation and even wilder reception.

There is something instantly identifiable about a Pains tune, and it is the essential “rightness” of their records that has captured the attention of pop fans around the world and raised anticipation levels for their debut album to a near-fever pitch. Thankfully, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart has arrived to quench the thirst of everyone who longs for 80's noise pop to return.

Sounding something like The Primitives, The Pale Saints, JAMC, a bit of shoegazing, and a whole bunch of Sarah Records singles all blended into a sheet of cascading beautiful jangly noise, POBPAH have tapped into that classic noise pop sound and come up with a set of songs that are absolutely brilliant. If you ever loved anything from the late 80's British pop cannon you will LOVE these guys!!

Download: Everything With You
Download: Young Adult Friction

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