The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart have a lot going for them right now - energy, buzz, looks, locale, & youth, to name a few. Best of all though, this NY band has got songs. 10 of ’em, actually, on their self-titled debut, and not a weak one in the bunch. Lots of bands get shot through the hype machine and come out the other side with their weaknesses evident, but that isn’t going to happen to The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. The songs themselves, the most important part of the equation, are just too good.

The band draws equally from NY punk/post-punk and the early Rough Trade years of bands like The Smiths & Television Personalities. The 2 tracks the band is offering up for free download, “Come Saturday” and “Everything With You”, are a great place to get your feet wet, but really the album is just overflowing with great songs - each of the 10 a potential single. Rough and noisy enough for the indie crowd and catchy enough for broader commercial success, the band is poised for a break-out year in 2009. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart gets released by Slumberland Records in the U.S. on February 3.

MP3 :: Come Saturday
MP3 :: Everything With You
(from The Pains of Being Pure At Heart. Info here)

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