The Pains of Being Pure at Heart performs in The Current studio

  1. Listen The Pains of Being Pure at Heart perform in The Current studio

    Apr 25, 2011

New York City indie quartet The Pains of Being Pure at Heart split the difference between two of '90s indie's most distinctive sounds -- twee-pop and shoegaze. The result is music that is often swathed in reverb and echo but that maintains the honesty, intimacy and innocence of the best indie-pop, all played with an infectious, propulsive energy.

The group formed in 2007 and self-released their eponymous first EP later that year. They followed in 2009 with another EP, the well-received "Higher Than the Stars," and eventually with their self-titled debut full-length. They returned earlier this year with their sophomore LP, "Belong," on Slumberland Records, which was greeted with stellar reviews. This spring, they've been touring the US with indie-electronic act Twin Shadow.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart stopped by The Current to play a few songs.

Songs played: "Belong," "Heart in Your Heartbreak" and "My Terrible Friend."

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  • Kip Berman of NYC indie-pop group The Pains of Benig Pure at Heart.
    Kip Berman of NYC indie-pop group The Pains of Benig Pure at Heart. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Peggy Wang of NYC indie-pop group The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.
    Peggy Wang of NYC indie-pop group The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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