The Arches presents
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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Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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