THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART

POPSCENE CLUB NIGHT WITH

THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART

A B & THE SEA, plus popscene DJs

Thu, August 30, 2012

9:30 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$15-17

This event is 18 and over

$15 advance tix!

THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART
THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART
Since forming in early 2007, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart have become one of the most talked about indie bands. Their distinctive brand of noisy pop is a tidy distillation of all the great noise-pop precedents - early MBV, House of Love, Pale Saints, Rocketship - but with that incredible exuberance and energy that the Pains bring to every song. They have released a handful of singles on classy labels like Slumberland, Fortuna Pop!, Atomic Beat and Cloudberry, each one issued to greater anticipation and even wilder reception. Critical acclaim has come from such varied quarters as Stereogum, Fader, Big Takeover, Indie Pages, Skatterbrain, Drowned In Sound, Indie-MP3, Clash Magazine and uncountable others.

Do The Pains of Being Pure At Heart belong? After garnering widespread acclaim in The New York Times, Pitchfork and NME to countless indiepop forums for their out-of-nowhere s/t 2009 Slumberland debut, have The Pains made the kind of record that will matter to the kind of people to whom records still matter?

Yes. Having moved beyond mimicking, albeit exquisitely, their impressive record collections, the album Belong is a celebration of the possibilities of pop from New York City's pre-eminent indiepop believers. Recorded with the production and mixing team of Flood (Depeche Mode, U2) and Alan Moulder (Smashing Pumpkins, Jesus and Mary Chain, Ride), Belong unleashes added power, while retaining all the sweet melodies that garnered them numbers of devoted fans. Do not miss this show, sonic bliss like this doesn't come around very often. Be here with us.
A B & THE SEA
A B & THE SEA
"Tunes like 'We Love the Life We Got' showcase a winsome beachside campfire vibe, full of catchy melodies and lyrics promoting the simple pleasures of life -- much like the Beach Boys once did." --SF Weekly

"A B & the Sea bring back some old-fashioned surf-pop music that even references California (though… “southern California,” hmm). The guitar effects, cymbal-heavy drum beats and multi-part harmonies are catchy and nostalgic. The band brings these classic elements together with the noticeable influence of modern indie pop bands like Death Cab and The Shins." - The Bay Bridged

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Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com