PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART, THE
HIGHER THAN THE STARS - REMIXES (FORTUNA POP)
THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART are - along with their fellow Brooklyn scenesters The Vivian Girls and Crystal Stilts - one of the buzz American bands of the moment.
Thrilling and insouciantly cool, TPOBPAH might just be the most exciting indiepop band on the planet right now.
They've stormed Europe with some incredible sold out tours within a year of releasing their blinding debut album (sure to pop up on many an end-of-year list), and now Brooklyn's TPOBPAH are back with more: a full, five track EP of all-new material.
Recorded by the same team behind the album, with US indie legend Archie Moore at the mixing desk, the new tracks were cut before the band's latest tour.
Up first, the beautiful "Higher Than The Stars" is dream-pop of the highest order, polished to the highest sheen with some additional mixing effort from Rob Kirwan (Editors, U2).
Next, "103" is raucous, fuzzy and a total earworm, and the closest thing on this EP to the sonic template of the album.
It's closely followed though by the pure 80s pop of "Falling Over". Meanwhile, closing track "Twins" is "About finding someone that's just like you, only to realize you can never be together.
It's not about incest." There's also a truly inspired SAINT ETIENNE remix of "Higher Than The Stars", proving once again that these four Brooklynites have been embraced by the indie aristocracy.