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Friday, 6 June 2014

#298: The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Days of Abandon


Label: Fierce Panda
Release: June 2
Rating: 7/10

New York's The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, have, for seven years now, been breathing new life in to a genre many consider archaic; their upbeat, emotionally loaded indie-pop - a welcome contrast to the overtly masculine indie that's currently reigning supreme. Indeed, where once indie-pop was a product of Britain (and arguably the NME's greatest contribution to music), the ball has since been picked up by America, causing those of us with a slightly softer disposition to look across the Atlantic to get our fill of heart-on-the-sleeve jangles.