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Within a year of releasing their astonishing debut album, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart return with this five track EP of new material. And proving that the album was no fluke, here are four sparkling nuggets of 24-carat pop dripping with energy and heart, plus a truly inspired Saint Etienne remix of the title track. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are a New York four-piece who play genius noisy pop songs with boy/girl vocals, blissful melodies, fuzz guitar and blistering drums. Tipped as one of five to watch in 2009 by Pitchfork founder Ryan Schreiber on ABC news, they’ve released a brilliant debut album, wowed the crowds at SXSW, Primavera, Roskilde and The Isle Of Wight festivals and picked up famous fans in the form of Little Boots, Tim Burgess and Nicky Wire. Thrilling and insouciantly cool, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart might just be the most exciting indiepop band on the planet right now.
1) Higher Than the Stars
3) Falling Over
5) Higher Than the Stars (Saint Etienne Visits Lord Spank Remix)