Slumberland Records: The Pains of Being Pure At Heart album out February 3

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart release debut album, tour east coast
NYC pop band’s anxiously awaited full-length is out February 10th

Since forming in early 2007, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart have become
one of the most talked about pop bands in years. Their distinctive brand of
noisy pop is a tidy distillation of all the great noise-pop precedents –
early MBV, House of Love, Pale Saints, Rocketship – but with that incredible
exuberance and energy that the Pains bring to every song. Following up the
band’s ace “Everything With You” single and whirlwind tours of Sweden and
the UK, we are delighted to bring you their self-titled debut album. “The
Pains of Being Pure At Heart” is an instant classic, packed with
brilliantly-executed pop gems that blend the rush of youthful enthusiasm
with crafty arrangements, well-honed tunes and buckets of guitar racket.
Drawing on the sparkling legacy of the best of 80s and 90s pop, POBPAH
update the timeless noisy pop template with a thoroughly modern viewpoint
and a very distinctive, playful personality. 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 this album to a near-fever pitch.

“The Pains of Being Pure At Heart” delivers on this promise with perfect
assurance. Smashing tunes like “Come Saturday” and “Young Adult Friction”
are classic three minute masterpieces that simply beg the be played on
repeat. “Stay Alive” and “Gentle Sons” show the band can slow it down and
still rock it, and “Hey Paul” is as brash a slice of noise-blast guitar pop
as you’ll hear all year. Weighing in at a flawlessly-conceived ten songs,
this is all the album that Pains fans had hoped for. Handily transcending
easy pigeonholes like “indie pop” and “indie rock,” it is just a great album
that shows a smart young band fulfilling their potential and crafting a very
convincing statement of purpose.

To celebrate the release of their album, the band will also be taking to the
road with Depreciation Guild in February:

2/7 – NYC – Mercury Lounge (record release party with Cause Co-Motion! &
2/8 – Philly – Kung Fu Necktie (with Brown Recluse SIngs)
2/9 – DC – Black Cat
2/10 – Pittsburgh – Garfield Artworks
2/11 – Chicago – Schubas
2/12 – Toronto – Neutral
2/13 – Montreal – Il Motore
2/14 – Winooski, VT – Monkey House
2/15 – Boston – Middle East (with Pants Yell!)

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