News: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Extend Tour

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart extend tour, add West Coast dates with Girls
MP3: "Young Adult Friction" -http://www.forcefieldpr.com/painsyaf.mp3

The Pains of Being Pure at HeartSince forming in early 2007, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart have become one of the most talked about pop bands in years. Their distinctive brand of noisy pop is a tidy distillation of all the great noise-pop precedents - early MBV, House of Love, Pale Saints, Rocketship - but with that incredible exuberance and energy that the Pains bring to every song. They have released a handful of singles on classy labels like Slumberland, Fortuna Pop!, Atomic Beat and Cloudberry, each one issued to greater anticipation and even wilder reception. Critical acclaim has come from such varied quarters as Stereogum, Fader, Big Takeover, Indie Pages, Skatterbrain, Drowned In Sound, Indie-MP3, Clash Magazine and uncountable others.

Following up the band's ace "Everything With You" single and whirlwind Swedish tour, we are delighted to bring you their self-titled debut album. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart is an instant classic, packed with brilliantly-executed pop gems that blend the rush of youthful enthusiasm with crafty arrangements, well-honed tunes and buckets of guitar racket. Drawing on the sparkling legacy of the best of 80s and 90s pop, POBPAH update the timeless noisy pop template with a thoroughly modern viewpoint and a very distinctive, playful personality. There is something instantly identifiable about a Pains tune, and it is the essential "rightness" of their records that has captured the attention of pop fans around the world and raised anticipation levels for this album to a near-fever pitch.

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart delivers on this promise with perfect assurance. Smashing tunes like "Come Saturday" and "Young Adult Friction" are classic three minute masterpieces that simply beg to be played on repeat. "Stay Alive" and "Gentle Sons" show the band can slow it down and still rock it, and "Hey Paul" is as brash a slice of noise-blast guitar pop as you'll hear all year. Weighing in at a flawlessly-conceived ten songs, this is all the album that Pains fans had hoped for. Handily transcending easy pigeonholes like "indie pop" and "indie rock," it is just a great album that shows a smart young band fulfilling their potential and crafting a very convincing statement of purpose.

THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART:

Apr 24 2009 American Legion Wallingford, Connecticut
Apr 25 2009 Risley Hall - Cornell University Ithaca, New York
Apr 26 2009 Iron Horse Hall Northampton, Massachusetts
$Apr 27 2009 The Bug Jar Rochester, New York
Apr 28 2009 Lee's Palace Toronto, Ontario
%Apr 29 2009 The Pike Room at Crofoot Pontiac, Michigan
%Apr 30 2009 Beachland Tavern - All Ages Cleveland, Ohio
%May 1 2009 The Summit Columbus, Ohio
%May 2 2009 The End Nashville, Tennessee
%May 3 2009 The Earl Atlanta, Georgia
%May 4 2009 Local 506 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
%May 5 2009 Talking Head Club Baltimore, Maryland
%May 6 2009 The Barbary (Early Show) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
%May 7 2009 Champion Ship Lemoyne, Pennsylvania
May 12 2009 Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
%Jun 18 2009 Cake Shop New York, New York
#July 18 2009 Pitchfork Fest Chicago, Illinois
July 20 2009 The Echo Los Angeles, California
*July 21 2009 The Rickshaw Stop San Fransisco, California
*July 23 2009 Backspace Portland, Oregon
*July 24 2009 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, BC

*% = w/ Zaza
$ = w/ Ponytail

# = w/ Crystal Stilts*
= w/ Girls

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - 'S/T' (Slumberland) Street date: Feb. 03, 2009

1.Contender
2.Come Saturday
3.Young Adult Friction
4.This Love is Fucking Right!
5.The Tenure Itch
6.Stay Alive
7.Everything With You
8.A Teenager in Love
9.Hey Paul
10.Gentle Sons

THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART LINKS:

MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/thepainsofbeingpureatheart
Band Page - http://www.thepainsofbeingpureatheart.com/

Comments