Monday, March 23, 2009

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

Last week a band was recommended by Bob L. in Baltimore, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. They played SXSW this year, to much critical acclaim. In fact, Alicia and I saw a really good short featurette on them on the Sundance Channel a month or so ago. They had been on my radar, but never sat down and looked them up fully. After their review in the New York Times, Bob looked them up, and sent them my way.

Bob wrote: "It was well worth the effort. They have a great retro sound that will at times remind you of the Smith's, early poppy REM and even a little of the Cure and one of my favorites the Ocean Blue. In short they have nailed the alterna pop sound of the very late 80's and early 90's." and I agree completely (even with a bit of Jesus and Mary Chain in there for good measure. But Ocean Blue, no doubt.

I posted a few of their album tracks for you to sample and hopefully enjoy. I can't guarantee they won't get taken down (I try not to post too many album tracks on this site, for fear of riling the RIAA) but they are hopefully meant to inspire you to get their album, which, to my joy, was on eMusic, the best music subscription service money can buy!!

Enjoy the music:

Download: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart: Come Saturday

Download: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart: Adult Friction

Download: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart: Gentle Sons

1 comment:

ajc said...

good tunes, can't wait to hear the whole album.