The Pains of Being Pure At Heart had quite a 2009, and 2010 is shaping up to
be even better. They released their self-titled debut last February to
universal acclaim, racking up features in magazines like Spin, Rolling Stone
and NME, earning Best New Music status from Pitchfork, and touring the US
and Europe non-stop. They began 2010 with a month-long tour of Japan, New
Zealand and Australia, but somehow managed to take a breath to record this
fantastic new single.
“Say No To Love” is a big step forward for the band, combining The Pains’
now-trademark youthful energy and infectious song craft with a more
considered approach to the studio. The result is what we think is the best
Pains single yet, a peerless slice of pure pop just right for the summer.
“Say No To Love” is an absolute smash, a tune bursting with melody, great
riffs, delicious guitar jangle and the infectious energy we’ve some to
expect from the Pains. “Lost Saint” on the flip is an altogether moodier
affair, and exclusive to this single.