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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