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The Pains of Being Pure At Heart

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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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The Pains of Being Pure At Heart

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

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