The Pains of Being Pure At Heart clicked in my head at the beginning of last week, and I've listened to their self-titled debut full length nearly every day since.
The band would probably be at home among the Cure-ish twee-pop groups that indie fans have embraced online in the last decade. Thankfully, POBPAH aren't that lame because I am convinced that, deep down, there's some angst buried among the emotion. Which is why there's no slow-motion boredom - all the songs are upbeat movers.
There's an MP3 linked below, which I listened to six times this morning, and not just because I decided to post it. It's just that bouncy and up-sounding, and totally (not) appropriate for the Day of Atonement.
1. Higher Than the Stars (mp3)
3. Falling Over
5. Higher Than the Stars (Saint Etienne Visits Lord Spank Mix) - CDEP version only
Buy the EP, check tour dates and more at their Web site.