album review: the pains of being pure at heart
  • TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2009

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It's rare that in 2009 a quality pop album creeps under the radar without any hype attached, but that's exactly what happened with the self-titled rookie outing from Brooklyn based four-piece The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Operating somewhere in between the fuzzy hum of shoegaze and the boom-boom-CRASH of amateurish garage (the good kind), The Pains...sound like the composite sketch of every 80's movie soundtrack in the same vein as The Breakfast Club or Pretty in Pink-- veiled and darkly lit with all the beautifully caricatured features of obsessive teenaged idealism (kind of like Molly Ringwald, but with a leather jacket and smoking a cigarette)...Keep Reading.. -Chris Gayomali

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart on Tour
27 Apr - The Bug Jar - Rochester, New York
28 Apr - Lee's Palace - Toronto, Ontario
29 Apr - The Pike Room at Crofoot - Pontiac, Michigan
30 Apr - Beachland Tavern - Cleveland, Ohio
1 May - The Summit - Columbus, Ohio
2 May - The End - Nashville, Tennessee
3 May - The Earl - Atlanta, Georgia
4 May - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
5 May - Talking Head Club - Baltimore, Maryland
6 May - The Barbary - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
7 May - Champion Ship - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania
12 May - Bowery Ballroom - New York, New York
14 May - The Great Escape Festival - Brighton
15 May - The Lexington - London
16 May - Brixton Windmill - London, London and South East
17 May - The Firebug - Leicester
18 May - Central Station - Wrexham
19 May - The Duchess - York
20 May - Nice and Sleazy - Glasgow
21 May - Cockpit - Leeds
22 May - Chorlton Irish Centre - Manchester
23 May - Dot to Dot Festival - Bristol
24 May - Dot to Dot Festival - Nottingham
25 May - Trix - Antwerp
26 May - Batofar - Paris
27 May - Le Cri De La Moutte - Toulouse, Corse
28 May - Rock Store - Montpellier
29 May - Primavera Festival - Barcelona
31 May - Hana Bi - Ravenna
1 Jun - La Casa 139 - Milan
2 Jun - Palace - St Gallen
3 Jun - 59 to 1 - Munich
4 Jun - Blue Shell - Koln
5 Jun - NBI Club - Berlin
6 Jun - Knust - Hamburg
7 Jun - Ekko - Utrecht
8 Jun - Paradiso - Amsterdam
9 Jun - Madame JoJo's - London
10 Jun - Cargo - London
11 Jun - Jericho Tavern - Oxford
12 Jun - Soul Tree - Cambridge
13 Jun - Joiners - Southampton
14 Jun - Isle of Wight Festival - Isle of Wight
18 Jun - Cake Shop - New York, New York
4 Jul - Roskilde Festival - Roskilde
5 Jul - Eurockennes Festival - Belfort
10 Jul - South Street Seaport - New York, New York
18 Jul - Pitchfork Music Festival - Chicago, Illinois
20 Jul - The Echo - Los Angeles, California
21 Jul - Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, California
23 Jul - Backspace - Portland, Oregon
24 Jul - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, British Columbia
25 Jul - Capitol Hill Block Party - Seattle, Washington


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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart on Myspace

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