Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart....

If you are a fan of The Smiths (80's rock band fronted by Morrissey), then you definitely need to check out The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's self-titled debut album. I'm no expert on either band, but from the songs that I have heard... the similarities are obvious and sometimes uncanny.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart formed in 2007, releasing a self-titled EP that same year. The band hails from NYC and, despite their strangely similar sound, I haven't found any indication that they were directly influenced by The Smiths. They do claim to be influenced by several artists, however, including: The Ramones, Kurt Cobain, and My Bloody Valentine.

Here are a couple of my favorite tracks by both bands.

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Young Adult Friction

Buy The Pains of Being Pure At Heart's album here.

The Smiths - There is a light that never goes out

Buy The Smiths' album here.

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