Hailing from Brooklyn, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart became one of the year’s most talked about indie pop bands with their self-titled debut album on Slumberland; an instant classic packed with brilliantly-executed pop gems.
Drawing on the sparkling legacy of 80s and 90s indie pop, the Pains blend their rush of youthful enthusiasm with crafty arrangements, well-honed tunes and buckets of guitar racket. There is something instantly identifiable about a Pains tune, and it is the essential “rightness” of their records that has captured the attention of pop fans around the world.
Their new EP Higher Than The Stars, recently released locally by the Lost & Lonesome Recording Co, is a four-track rush of dream pop with a blissed out dancefloor remix by Saint Etienne. Overflowing with exuberance, charm and songcraft, the Pains breathe new life into indie pop.
For this tour The Pains of Being Pure At Heart will be a five piece band : Peggy Wang (keys + vox) , Alex Naidus (bass), Kurt Feldman (drums), Kip Berman (guitar + vox) and Christoph Hochheim (guitar).
MELBOURNE – Wednesday 17th February
East Brunswick Club w/ Crayon Fields and Summer Cats.
Tickets on sale on Friday from www.eastbrunswickclub.com (Presented by 3RRR and Inpress)
PERTH – Friday 19th February
Perth Festival Beck’s Music Box. Special guest Bachelorette.
Tickets on sale Monday 9th November from www.perthfestival.com.au
BRISBANE – Saturday 20th February
The Zoo w/ Crayon Fields.
Tickets on sale Friday from www.thezoo.com.au (Presented by 4ZZZ and Time Off)
SYDNEY – Sunday 21st February
Oxford Art Factory with Bachelorette (NZ) and Canvas Kites.
Tickets on sale Friday from www.moshtix.com.au (Presented by FBi Radio and Drum Media)