Saturday, March 14, 2009

Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Thorns of Life, Danananaanackroyd

One of the new buzz bands around the internet these days are the Pains of Being Pure of Heart, a New York band who do 80s poppy shoegaze. They sound like Lush meets the Smiths meets some other Manchester band I didn't listen to. It could be a recipe for lameosity, but they make it work. They basically sound like being 16 and in love in 1992. The more I listen to the album the more I love it.

Also, Blake from Jawbreaker/Jets to Brazil has a new band called Thorns of Life. They played at Gilman a few months ago to a very enthusiastic crowd. They sound more Jawbreaker than Jets to Brazil. J. Robbins, of Jawbox/Burning Airlines fame is recording their debut. Check out their set here.

Also, I was listening to All Songs Considers show about South By Southwest, and one of the bands they were excited about was Dananananackroyd. Horrible name, but the have a fun, punky, poppy sound. I downloaded this track.

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