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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Biography

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are an American noise pop/indie pop band from New York City. The band comprises singer and guitarist Kip Berman, drummer Kurt Feldman, Alex Naidus on bass, and Peggy Wang on keyboard and vocals. In late 2009, Christoph Hochheim joined the band as a live member. When Hochheim departed in late 2011, Connor Hanwick (of The Drums) replaced him in January 2012.

Their first album was a self-released EP, released in 2007. The release was distributed by Painbow - a record label created by the band. Their debut self-titled full-length album was released on February 3, 2009 via Slumberland Records, a personal favorite label of the band's. Their name comes from an unpublished children's story of the same title.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". The group's self-titled album peaked at number nine on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. In 2009, they released Higher Than the Stars, their second EP. The band's second record, entitled Belong, was released in 2011.

In a December 2013 interview the band revealed they were in London putting the finishing touches on their new album, Days Of Abandon, which was released in May 2014. They proceeded to tour with support from Fear of Men (band).

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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart announce UK tour - ticket details

New Yorkers announce seven shows for June

  • Apr 5, 2011

Pains Of Being Pure At Heart to release new album in March

Band's second album 'Belong' is out on March 28

  • Feb 14, 2011

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart to headline NME Radar Live this December

Tickets for the London Relentless Garage gig are on sale now

  • Nov 5, 2009

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart expand UK winter tour

Brooklyn twee-poppers add London show in December

  • Oct 14, 2009

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart announce UK tour

Brooklyn-band hit the UK this May

  • May 5, 2009

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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Reviews

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - 'Days Of Abandon'

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - 'Days Of Abandon'

No more C86 jangles from the NYC bunch as '80s synth-pop becomes their new go-to sound

  • May 30, 2014

Album Review: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Belong (Fortuna Pop!)

Sexless, meek and flaccid, the New York tweesters offer up a record that’s wetter than a fumble in a puddle

  • Mar 23, 2011

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  • Feb 23, 2009

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