Monday, February 9, 2009

we saw: Pains of Being Pure at Heart

"This Love is Fucking Right"
(photo by RichterFit)
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's show at Mercury Lounge on Saturday night was both short and stellar. Consisting mostly of cuts from their recently released, and 'Best New Music' awarded, self-titled debut, the Brooklyn based twee-gazers sounded super tight, proving that it's Ok to know how to play your instruments and be in a "loft-pop" band. "Come Saturday" was an appropriate and expected highlight, propelling the crowd into a head bobbing, hip shaking dance-by-yourself-party. The band took a no nonsense approach to the evening, banging out one adorable, and oddly provocative, jam after another. The swagger, the sound and the songs, it was all there, making for a highly enjoyable evening with one of the brightest young bands around. As usual, Bill puts it best. "The only thing that could have made it a more perfect evening would have been if it had fallen a week later on Valentine's Day." Indeed.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart- Come Saturday

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