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The Pains of Being Pure At Heart

With their wall-of-fuzz guitar stylings and sugary pop underpinnings, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart nodded to any number of old-school indie pop and shoegaze acts, most notably Black Tambourine and My Bloody Valentine. New York-based musicians Alex Naidus (bass), Kip Berman (guitar/vocals), Kurt Feldman (drums), and Peggy Wang (keyboards/vocals) came together to form the Pains of Being Pure at Heart in 2007. The band recorded a few tracks soon after forming, which were released as a self-titled 3" CD-R on Cloudberry Records. A self-titled EP followed soon after for Painbow. During 2008 the band released a number of limited-edition split singles on Atomic Beat Records and Slumberland. Their first album, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, was released in February of 2009 on Slumberland, and the good reviews and positive press (including a spot on Late Night with Carson Daly) made them one of the most talked-about bands of early 2009. After the release of the summer 2010 single Say No to Love, legendary producers Flood (Smashing Pumpkins) and Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine) were hired to give the band a slicker, more powerful sound. The resulting album, Belong, was released by Slumberland in March of 2011. After touring their second album, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart returned to the U.S. and Berman began writing new material for their third album. With the departure of original keyboardist Peggy Wang and bassist Alex Naidus, Berman brought together a refreshed line-up -- which featured A Sunny Day in Glasgow's Jen Goma and brass player Kelly Pratt alongside Feldman -- to record the album with Andy Savours (My Bloody Valentine, Sigur Rós). The resulting Days of Abandon was released by their new label, Yebo Music, in 2014. ~ Margaret Reges
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Albums by
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart

Top Songs by
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart

  1.   Song
  2.   Say No to Love
  3.   Higher Than The Stars
  4.   Heart in Your Heartbreak
  5.   Young Adult Friction
  6.   Everything With You
  7.   Belong
  8.   Higher Than The Stars (Saint Etienne Visits Lord Spank Remix)
  9.   Even in Dreams
  10.   Kelly
  11.   A Teenager In Love
  12.   Life After Life
  13.   Beautiful You
  14.   Simple and Sure
  15.   Art Smock
  16.   Strange
  17.   Lost Saint
  18.   The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
  19.   Falling Over
  20.   103
  21.   Stay Alive
  22.   Gentle Songs
  23.   Contender
  24.   Jeremy
  25.   My Life Is Wrong
  26.   The One
  27.   Eurydice
  28.   Hey Paul
  29.   The Asp at My Chest
  30.   Too Tough
  31.   My Terrible Friend
  32.   Twins
  33.   Until the Sun Explodes
  34.   I Wanna Go All the Way
  35.   This Love Is Fucking Right!
  36.   The Tenure Itch
  37.   Coral and Gold
  38.   The Body
  39.   Side Ponytail
  40.   Girl of 1,000 Dreams
  41.   Heaven's Gonna Happen Now
  42.   Come Saturday
  43.   Anne with an E
  44.   Masokissed

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