Thursday, 3 September 2009


If there's one band everybody is going to remember 2009 for is The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. A couple of singles and an EP last year after just months of forming made everybody expect their album and when it came early this year nobody was talking about anything else. Everybody I know had the record non-stop at their decks and i-pods and recovered from the dusty record collection classics from Wedding Present,Jesus and Mary Chain, Chapterhouse, House of Love, Slowdive, Stone Roses, Ride or any decent British band who released records between 1987 and 1992. And after touring all the planet and being in every festival that is worth to go they are ready to publish a new song they have already been playing live for a while. No surprises here, not a change of style or anything new but who is going to ask them for any changes when they have just been publishing stuff for a year. Higher Than the Stars is another pop song that takes you back on time when shoegaze and indie-pop where barely new words and the boring Britpop period was still about to come. The single will be released on the 22nd of September in three formats: 7, 12 and CDs including three new B sides and a Saint Etienne remix of the title track.
In other news, the Come Saturday single has been released this week as the last single of the album with a new B side, Side Ponytail.

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Higher Than The Stars.mp3


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