NYC’s Pains of Being Pure At Heart adds Edmonton show

There was no press release. There was no announcement on a local radio station. But one of the biggest buzz bands of the year – The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – added a number of dates to an already lengthy tour late last week, and one of those is in Edmonton.

The New York indie band, who released their critically acclaimed (and much blogged about) album “Belong” in May, move effortlessly between lush pop and guitar-driven rock tracks, and the vocal stylings of Kip Berman are a perfect accoutrement.

Berman says the latest record, their second, is “more immediate, more noisy, more beautiful. We never stopped believing in noise and pop, but now we’ve pushed both further”.

You can stream the title track to the latest album below. The band plays the Starlite Room on October 1 – Big Troubles will open.

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Belong by Slumberland Records