In 2009 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart released a self titled album that I literally became addicted to. Listening to it is like basking in a hot and hazy summer day of shoegaze pop. Each song, crafted with meticulous care, was riddled with deeply intelligent and melancholy lyrics about young love and growing into adulthood. Such are the depths to be found in their music, anyone who dared brand the band could a mere copycat of the late 80’s early 90’s sound that they love, can only be described as a nincompoop.
And so when I was scouring Hype M and found two news songs from this Brooklyn band I was excited. Taken from the “Say No to Love” single (which is also excellent) Lost Saint details a youngster in love from within a Catholic education upbringing. Being branded sinful for confessing your feelings of forbidden love, sympathising with the famed lover Heloise and her plight, knowing that she’d understand how you feel.
Its this sort intelligent output which make the band nothing short of astounding. I just hope the second album can live up to what has gone before.
If you like what you hear please support the band by buying there first album here