With the promise of a glorious summer looming ahead of us, it seems NYC quartet The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart have chosen the perfect time of year to release their third album.
The shoegaze and noise influences of previous collections have been largely shelved in favour of shiny, happy indie pop. Big, joyous chords are coaxed out of layers upon layers of ringing guitars, building a life-affirming record that belies its relatively timid and inauspicious opening.
This is power pop at its purest – not doing anything new, granted, but packed full of melodies so thrilling and uplifting that it’s difficult to even begin to give a damn.
Words: Joe Rivers
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Listen to ‘Days Of Abandon’ in full via Deezer, below…