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Heart in your heartbreak – The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

A few days to go now. And as promotion for that date what do i find when i turn on the TV late last night but them on the David Letterman show playing this song.

While it was a fantastic surprise and is great exposure for the band, this is not a They Might Be Giants on the Tonight Show moment. Although i’m sure it might have changed someone out there’s life, i guess it’s because talk show appearances are no longer the showcases they once were. There are so many other avenues now to broadcast yourself and be found by the desperate and unwitting alike. Still, it’s always fun when people who don’t belong on television somehow find themselves on there. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart on my TV? Please.

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Twins – The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

Only a few more sleeps to go. It might be actually a few less sleeps than i think it is. Getting used to it, a few listens and waiting for it to grow on me are matters i think will come up once it arrives. It’s that kind of faith i need to sway the initial letdown.

I’m expecting a letdown. But i was expecting it upon the release of this EP, and it was there, brought into being, when i first listened to it. Then it grew into what it means to me now. I don’t know. I don’t think there is another band out there that it matters so much to me that i like whatever they put out. Fingers crossed i won’t have to kid and lie to myself too much with Belong.

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Heart in your heartbreak – The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

It’s been a while. The first single (unless Say No To Love will be on it as well. I don’t know) from their second album due next i mean this year. It will be called Belong and will be released in March and will be bought by me. So how has being ridiculously and unexpectedly popular, and the company, resources and expectations they’ve found themselves with, changed The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart so that this second album won’t live up to the direct, unaffected promise and bliss their first record brought. Yes, it’s not as instantly excellent as their earlier stuff, and Kip’s voice seems to have taken on this affected feyness, but it’s good and i will never, never, ever hold this band and our future together with the slightest apprehension.

And a new album means a new tour to support it. Maybe even here again, if they didn’t have such a horrible time last time. 2011.

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Stay alive – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

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This Love Is Fucking Right – The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

Again?! Collect ’em all. Six more and you’ll have the whole set, and i’ll become one of those full album mp3 blogs and fear legal reprimand. Here’s the EP version just to throw that off. I guess in this hindsight it does lack something of the album version.

Nice Field Mice reference. I think (not conjecture that it’s nice, conjecture on whether or not it actually is a Field Mice reference). Twenty years and “not wrong” becomes “fucking right”, modesty gives way to outright assertion, homosexuality is acknowledged duly as love and relegated not to an atypical arm if at all, and love, all love – consensual and mutual – is fucking right.


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Come Saturday – The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

Ah. As evident here, i only ever seem to get the singles stuck in my head, but the whole album *fingers to lips Italian chef mwah kiss*. They have a new EP coming out September 22nd. I, vanguard. I hope it is good. I really do. I don’t want to lose this band.


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Young adult friction – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

I still love this every bit as much. I imagine it will one day be a significant part of the rose-coloured nostalgia that will encompass this particular rut in my life. Looking back on nothing times in my life, some songs seem shape the most mundane and pathetic moments into wonderful, worthy, moving memories. It’s already nostalgic music, but it will no doubt come of greater significance in a few years time when working in a supermarket, staying up to 3am every night, keeping tenuous links with friends, and being lazy and more aimless than i’ve ever been in my life become fond, wistful memories, and this old age is surpassed and doesn’t seem so old anymore. Happy birthday, Peter.

pather panchali

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