Artist: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Album: Higher than the Stars [EP]
Genre: Pop, Indie-pop
Comments: From the promoter:
"The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are back with four brand-new songs that do what the band does best-- breathe fresh life into indie-pop with their exuberance, charm and, of course, quality tunes. 'Higher than the Stars' races along on arpeggiated keyboards and quickly strummed guitars, a perfect pop nugget that could be ripped from Robert Smith's songbook. ... '103' [is] a fizzing slice of summertime noise-pop with all the melody, fuzz and fun you've come to expect from The Pains and a snazzy little stun-guitar solo to boot. ... 'Falling Over' [is] a brooding synth-led tune as yearning, lovelorn and dreamy as pop gets. 'Twins' turns up the fuzz, a mid-tempor rocker with a sing-along chorus and catchy-as-heck guitar lead as the hook."
Pure shoegazey indie pop for fans of The Cure, Asobi Seksu, or My Bloody Valentine. Check out the title track (be sure to play the clean version on track 1).