Everything With You

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart

Everything With You

SLR 85 » released October 2008

formats » 7"
status » out-of-print

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1. Everything With You
2. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart

Every now and then there's a band that pops up whose sheer enthusiasm in making music, that joy in finding the RIGHT songs and playing them the RIGHT way is so obvious that it's just contagious. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart is one of those bands. Since forming in early 2007, the Pains have released a handful of EPs and compilation tracks on classy labels like Slumberland, Atomic Beat and Cloudberry, each one issued to greater anticipation and even wilder reception. The band's breathless noise-pop sound has garnered them critical acclaim from such quarters as Stereogum, Big Takeover, Skatterbrain, Indie Pages, Drowned In Sound, Indie-MP3, Clash Magazine and uncountable others.

And now we have their brand new single in hand, and we think you'll agree that it's the most infectious blast of pop perfection you will hear all year. Taken from their forthcoming debut album (due in January 2009), Everything With You is a tidy distillation of all the great noise-pop precedents - early MBV, House of Love, Pale Saints, Rocketship - but with that incredible exuberance and energy that the Pains bring to every song. There is simply no such thing as a rote moment or lazily-delivered tune in their repertoire. Every song is delivered with pure conviction and unstoppable verve, the excitement of youth just rushing forth and sweeping the listener along.

This autumn is looking to be a mighty busy one for the Pains, with a tour of Sweden in September and December jaunt around the British Isles accompanying The Wedding Present. Everything With You and its anthemic b-side The Pains of Being Pure At Heart will be the sounds that you'll hear all fall, rocking the discos and blasting from iPods. The Pains are crafting noise pop gems that are timeless but completely NOW, and these two examples are all the proof you need that this is definitely a band to cherish.


A co-release with Fortuna Pop (Europe) and Lost & Lonesome (Australia). Please support your local independent record label.

All copies on blue vinyl.

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