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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Their Pop Aesthetic (2010)

A firm favourite last year with those of a pop persuasion was the debut album of Brooklyn four-piece, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. An example of youthful exuberance and melodic indulgences, The Pains (is it ok to call them that?) were as easy to swallow as a chocolate sundae with all the toppings -- and just as addictive and in no way fattening. Recently on tour in Australia, we spoke with guitarist Kip Berman.

By | 2015-08-11T02:18:54+00:00 March 16th, 2010|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Various Artists – Be True To Your School (A Fortuna Pop! Compilation)

Fortuna Pop!, 2008[rating:7/10] Fortuna Pop! is the pre-eminent label for those special acts that can't find a home anywhere else. Think of it as a shelter for the abandoned, misunderstood band either bursting with unrecognised talent or just looking for a place to crash. The sticker on the CD says "25 SMASH HITS from the

By | 2009-01-27T02:23:46+00:00 November 14th, 2008|Categories: Album Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments