The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

 

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are an American indie pop band from New York City, formed in 2007. The band currently centers around founding member and principal songwriter Kip Berman (vocals, guitar). Live he is joined by Christoph Hochheim (guitar), Jen Goma (keyboards, vocals), Jacob Sloan (bass), and Anton Hochheim (drums). Former members and contributors include Peggy Wang (keyboards, vocals),[1] Connor Hanwick, Kurt Feldman and Alex Naidus.

Their first album was a self-released EP, released in 2007. The release was distributed by Painbow – a record label created by the band.[2] Their debut self-titled full-length album was released on February 3, 2009 via Slumberland Records,[3] a personal favorite label of the band's. Their name comes from an unpublished children's story of the same title. A friend of Kip Berman wrote the story, which revolves around "realising what matters most in life – things like friendship and having a good time".[4][5] The group's self-titled album peaked at number nine on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.[6] In 2009, they released Higher Than the Stars, their second EP.[7] The band's second record, entitled Belong, was released in 2011.

The third Pains of Being Pure at Heart album, Days of Abandon, was released in May 2014.[8]

The fourth Pains of Being Pure at Heart album, The Echo of Pleasure, is set to be released on September 1, 2017.[9]

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My Only
Song
My Only is a song by musical group The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, released on August 18, 2017.
The Echo Of Pleasure
Album
The Echo Of Pleasure is an album by musical group The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, released on August 2, 2017.
When I Dance With You
Song
When I Dance With You is a song by musical group The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, released on June 13, 2017.
Anymore
Song
Anymore is a song by musical group The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, released on May 15, 2017.

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Popular Songs22

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Stream The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart The Echo Of Pleasure
  –  August 24, 2017
the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart thankfully persist. Few bands have had more success translating record-nerd sounds of yesteryear — in this case the indie-pop, shoegaze, synthpop, and alternative rock of the ’80s and ’90s — into satisfying modern ...
THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART
  –  June 27, 2017
A duo made of up of identical twin brothers Christoph and Anton Hochheim, who play guitar and drums, respectively, in The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, LA based Ablebody have been crafting gorgeous, retro, epic, and melodic synthpop for the past several ...
Album Review: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – The Echo of Pleasure
  –  September 1, 2017
The upcoming fourth studio album from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, titled ‘The Echo of Pleasure’, finds ... emotional connection between music and words. Jen Goma’s bright, clear vocals are featured on the upbeat and infectiously singable ...
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – The Echo of Pleasure
  –  August 28, 2017
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart carved out their niche very early into their career ... ever so slightly distort what would otherwise be fairly run-of-the-mill pop/rock music. The first half of the album strikes with a precision that is clearly designed ...
“Kelly” – The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart [YouTube Official Music Video]
  –  August 27, 2017
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart released a new video today, the third from their most recent album, Days Of Abandon. It’s for the song “Kelly,” which features Jen Goma from Philadelphia psych-poppers A Sunny Day In Glasgow on vocals. The clip ...
Stream The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart The Echo Of Pleasure
  –  August 24, 2017
Whereas many of their peers from the late aughts underground have faded away, the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart thankfully persist ... of the ’80s and ’90s — into satisfying modern pop music. Over the course of three albums, project mastermind ...
First Listen: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, 'The Echo Of Pleasure'
  –  August 24, 2017
As The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart's primary singer and songwriter, Berman has always rendered aspects of his life into his music. From the fizzy allure and bittersweetness of his 20s to the creeping responsibility of adulthood, he sings with a sense of ...
Enjoy New Music from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
  –  August 18, 2017
It’s been quite a ride as a fan of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart…they hit us hard and fast, then some line-up changes gradually allowed Kip Berman to build huge pop opuses that seem to always have been lurking. He’s conquered this gentle softness ...
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Releases Old School MTV Style New Video for “When I Dance With You”
  –  July 30, 2017
New York indiepop outfit, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, released a new music video Friday. “When I Dance With You” is the second single from recently announced album, The Echo of Pleasure. The old school video recalls images of a time before ...
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart share fun “When I Dance With You” video: Watch
  –  July 27, 2017
Later this summer, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are set to return with a new album named The Echo of Pleasure. In anticipation, the New York-based outfit has revealed a music video for second single “When I Dance With You”. It takes a cue from ...
Song of the Day: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Anymore
  –  June 29, 2017
Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Anymore” by The Pains of Being Young at Heart from their forthcoming album, The Echo of Pleasure, on band’s own Painbow Music, Ltd. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Anymore (MP3 ...

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