The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

The Arches presents

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

Wake The President

Sat 11 Jun 2011 | 7.30pm | £12.50 + bf

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart come to the Arches, Glasgow on Sat 11th June.

Combining sunny Stone Roses riffs with grungey Smashing Pumpkins vocals and melodies, rich Jesus And Mary Chain reverb, and the experimentalism of Sonic Youth, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart are the latest group of lo-fi indie kids to channel the late 80/early 90s sound, charming fans with their nostalgic, coming-of-age pop tracks.

Hailing from New York, the band released their self-titled debut in 2009 on independent Washington label Slumberland, garnering positive attention from Pitchfork and Drowned In Sound and revealing some gloriously sunny, adolescent pop songs in This Love Is Fucking Right, Come Saturday and Young Adult Friction – albeit with a darker lyrical edge.

Their second album, Belong, was released in March this year. Documenting an evolved sound, its cleaner, more polished production – courtesy of Alan Moulder and Flood (who produced albums by Depeche Mode and Smashing Pumpkins, amongst other seminal records of the time) – sees a shift towards melodic pop-rock in tracks such as My Terrible Friend, Heart In Your Heartbreak and Girl of 1000 Dreams. Fans of their first album need not be disappointed, though: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart are still firmly in the realms of the nu-gaze, and they still haven’t quite managed to come-of-age.

Support comes from Wake The President.

14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over)
Enter through Argyle Street

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