Tuesday, 5 May 2009

The Pains of being pure at heart (2009)

The pains of being pure at heart (2009)

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

The link to the album is in the title.

Firstly, TPOBPAH have a random name, it's more suited to an album title and indeed is the title of their debut album. According to wiki, it comes from "an unpublished children’s story that a friend of singer Kip Berman wrote of the same title".

I'd heard so much about them without actually hearing them and at the gig last night (review of which will be up tomorrow) there was a poster saying they were playing there soon and with tickets being £6 at that place figured they might be worth a check out. They are definately. Male and female vocals shared on what is best described as indie dream pop with pounding drums courtesy of Kurt Feldman of The Depreciation Guild.

I would expect a band with such an introverted name to have more intense lyical themes but this is just the first listen and I can definately see them being great live and i'll have a review of them definately after that. It's the same venue as i'm seeing fanfarlo at so it's gonna be a mainstay of this summer.

Enjoy the album.

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