The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Higher Than The Stars - Indie Rock - 12 EP

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Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Higher Than The Stars

Label: Slumberland Records
Catalog#: SLR 105
Format: EP
Country: US
Released: Sep 2009
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Shoegaze, Indie Rock


1 Higher Than The Stars 3:49
2 103 2:03

3 Falling Over 3:11
4 Twins 3:18

Engineer, Producer – Danny Taylor
Mastered By – Jon Chaikin
Mixed By – Archie Moore
Mixed By [Additional] – Rob Kirwan (tracks: 1, 5)
Photography – Kendra Rutledge
Recorded Spring 2009 at Fortune Factory Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Mixed @ Clean Cuts, Washington D.C.
Mastered @ Nonstop Sound

Listeners who were sold on Brooklyn band The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart's combination of droning fuzzy guitar/Wall of Sound rock and jangle/twee pop will find this EP, which features four new songs along some remixes, to be pretty much required listening. The songs, most of which have been staples of their live show, are as good as anything on their debut record, released earlier this year. The title track may be my favorite song by them so far, in fact, and the EP's got a stellar remix done by none other than Saint Etienne. That song and the other highlight here, "Falling Star," in particular have a strong 80's feeling to them, while "103' and "Twins" owe a debt to both 80's Jesus and Mary Chain and 90's bands like My Bloody Valentine. I think I actually enjoy this EP better than I did the LP.

Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Higher Than The Stars

(Live on KEXP)

Sounds like "Just like Heaven" by The Cure. Fantastic!

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Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Falling Over

This is such a magnificent song.

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More Information
Condition New
Format 4LP
Label Slumberland Records