I’m really glad I saw this because I didn’t realize The Pains of Being Pure at Heart had a new album out! The band is playing a sold-out show at Great American Music Hall tonight for $17, so if you were too cheap and/or lazy to buy tickets, you can still catch a sneak peek for FREE at Amoeba before the show. Bonus: Since it’s before the band’s main show, you’ll see and hear the members at the freshest they’re going to be all night.
A noisy pop five-piece with shoegaze sensibilities, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart has been rising steadily since its critically acclaimed self-titled debut came out in 2009. The band released its latest, Belong, at the end of last month. It’s evident Pains is going places: Belong is even more confident, more powerful, and more radiant than the band’s first effort. Amoeba Records has a longstanding tradition of hosting up-and-comers as part of its Live In-Stores show series. Check them out tonight, and groove to MY favorite song, “Young Adult Friction,” for a FREE glimpse into the future of pop.The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at Amoeba
1855 Haight St. at Stanyan [Haight-Ashbury]
Tuesday, April 19, at 6:30pm
Photo courtesy of The Music Slut