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The Kills, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, A Place to Bury Strangers, Terminal 5, NYC. 8.9.11

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A Place to Bury Strangers and The Kills were the integral raw bookends of tonight’s show, bringing rock back to its primal essence, each band in their singular, stripped bare way.

11 Aug 2011 | More

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart Hit the Road This Summer

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Yes, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are coming back East this August, so do not despair. But first, they will appear at Grant Park in Chicago, IL for Lollapalooza 2011 on August 6th

30 Jun 2011 | More

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: The Art of Pop and Being Titanic

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The Pains of Being Pure At Heart are going back to their beginnings this week, playing the sold out Popfest at the intimate basement venue Cake Shop in NYC’s Lower East Side, which ironically, is where I first saw them live during CMJ 2008. It was the moment their buzz was gaining fast…

16 May 2011 | More

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Release ‘Belong’, Kick Off Tour

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The Pains of Being Pure At Heart’s second album, Belong, released March 29th, is also now streaming on the band’s website. Pains began their full North American tour with Twin Shadow last night in Philadelphia.

1 Apr 2011 | More

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Return with Single, Album and Tour

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Love is in the air. Since their jangling pop 2009 debut, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart has kept fans satiated with their Higher Than the Stars EP and this summer’s shimmering track, “Say No To Love”. Their next full-length is being readied for a March 2011 release…

18 Oct 2010 | More

Siren Music Festival 2010 Makes ‘Em Sweat in Coney Island with Screaming Females, Harlem and Matt & Kim

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Saturday on the Boardwalk, we thought it was the Fourth of July as indie-loving concertgoers, the usual rabble-rousers, and families hit up Coney Island for mango sticks and hot dance licks in the shadow of the Cyclone. The raison d’être for many, however, was the tenth annual Siren Music Festival…

18 Jul 2010 | 1 comment | More

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Surfer Blood Team Up for Tour

Summer’s here, so who can’t resist a little more jangle, jangle and catchy pop to sweeten our nights? Kanine Records’ Surfer Blood, in support of their debut album, Astro Coast, and Slumberland’s The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, (just back from a month hitting countries from Japan to New Zealand), are teaming up for a 2-week U.S. tour (also with Hooray for Earth).

8 Apr 2010 | More

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart to Play a Summer Tour

  The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, formed in 2007, are one of those smart and catchy pop bands …Read the Rest

16 Jun 2009 | 1 comment | More