August 4, 2009

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Self-titled full-length

Genre(s) - Dreampop
Origin - New York, NY
Year of release - 2009
Bitrate - 320 kbps
Size - 56.98 MB

Though I had kind of decided not to post any albums in the year that they are released anymore, the pull to share this is too strong, the world needs it too bad. With their self-titled debut, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart prove that simple recipes are usually the tastiest. They take the original shoegaze sound, a bit of Belle and Sebastian's melodic style and indie pop sensibility, and some surprising harmonies and synth-additions that strongly remind me of 80s rock. The music manages to be exuberant and sad at the same time, it's trippy and deceptively intense. This Love is Fucking Right! and A Teenager in Love both belong to the more melodic songs and they're quite beautiful, not in the least because of the delightfully fucked-up lyrics. Gentle Sons is an example of the harder tracks, with a very heavy stomping beat and intense psychedelic guitar play. Most of the others are somewhere in between but not less wondrous because of it. I wish I could force you to try it but you'll have to do it on your own accord. Love them forever, like I will.
  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
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