Monday, September 28, 2009

Swing South: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart/ Cymbals Eat Guitars

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart: "Higher Than Stars"

These bands have played a few shows in the South and I hesitated to write anything about them because...really, I don't get it. I don't get how this band is not castigated up & down for having the most pretentious emo-sounding name in history of emo-sounding names. I guess it's because they play the music the indie-rock bloggers like, instead of easily dismissed power pop-punk. But they can write some freakin' awesome melodies and look like lil' Ivy-League kittens in all their pictures.

Oh yeah and I guess they release an EP like every 3 months that keeps the blogosphere churning and spinning right round.
(Is this the "blogger backlash" that so many critics are quick to find, in the vein of the rise and fall of CYHSY or Tapes N Tapes? Make note to self).

The Pains in Writing Their Name are accompanied by a fine complementary band, Cymbals Eat Guitars, which shares the Pains' passion for writing fuzzed-out rock (is this shoegaze?).

Cymbals Eat Guitars: "And The Hazy Sea"

Remaining dates after the jump:

Sep 28 2009
The Earl w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Atlanta, Georgia

Sep 29 2009
Local 506 w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Sep 30 2009
Black Cat w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart WASHINGTON, Washington DC

Oct 1 2009
Ottobar w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Baltimore, Maryland

Oct 3 2009
Webster Hall: w / The Pains of Being Pure at Heart New York, New York

Oct 5 2009
First Unitarian Church w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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