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From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead’s fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow rock stars. We polled dozens of notable musicians about their favorite Radiohead songs, and this is how they responded. More »

Let’s take a moment for Dave Brockie, better known as Gwar’s Oderus Urungus, who died suddenly earlier this week. For decades, Brockie helped to pioneer a distinctly DIY music-video aesthetic. With no YouTube and no TV channels willing to play their videos, Gwar went full-on disgusting, turning every video into a mini-Evil Dead video and… More »

The music gods were really kind this week. We had maybe a dozen legit songs in contention for this week’s 5 Best, and and when we finally narrowed it down five, we could barely even find a way to rank them, because any of them would have been a worthy choice for No. 1. Heck,… More »

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Stream Two Abandoned Abandon Demos From The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

Indie-pop crew the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart released their third full-length, Days Of Abandon, last year. In an interview with us about the…
Peter Helman | August 24, 2015 - 11:24 pm
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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – “Kelly” Video

Back in May, the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart released their third studio album, Days Of Abandon. Now, to match their delightful brand of…
Ethan Jacobs | October 23, 2014 - 12:03 pm

Watch The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Soundtrack A Hershey’s Commercial

Have you ever listened to the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and thought, "Gee, this would be really great for selling chocolate?" Well, someone…
Peter Helman | October 6, 2014 - 10:40 am
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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – “Summer Of Dreams”

The deluxe edition of the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart's third full-length, Days Of Abandon, came out today, complete with five bonus tracks including…
James Rettig | September 22, 2014 - 8:49 pm

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – “Poison Touch”

Earlier this year, Kip Berman's Brooklyn indie-pop crew the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart returned from a too-long hiatus with the new album Days
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2014 - 9:27 am
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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – “Until The Sun Explodes” Video

Days Of Abandon, the latest batch of gorgeously gleaming indie-pop from the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, is out this week. To mark the…
Chris DeVille | May 14, 2014 - 10:15 am
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Stream The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Days Of Abandon

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart have already debuted a bunch of songs from their forthcoming Days Of Abandon, including singles "Simple And Sure"…
Michael Nelson | May 7, 2014 - 10:28 am
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Ablebody – “After Hours”

Christoph and Anton Hochheim are probably best known for their involvement in Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, and to a much lesser extent the…
Miles Bowe | April 16, 2014 - 5:31 pm
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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – “Eurydice”

New York indie-poppers the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart are back with their new album Days Of Abandon next month, and they just about…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2014 - 10:00 am
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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – “Simple And Sure” Video

Kip Berman's Brooklyn indie-pop group the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart have been away for a while, but they're back this spring with their…
Tom Breihan | March 25, 2014 - 11:00 am

Watch The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Debut New Songs At Baltimore Popfest

Last weekend was the second annual Baltimore Popfest, and the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart were the headliners for the event. The band played…
James Rettig | March 10, 2014 - 12:02 pm
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Q&A: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart’s Kip Berman On Days Of Abandon, The Band’s New Lineup, And The Folly Of Double Vinyl

Judging from what little we've heard so far -- lead single "Simple And Sure," a snippet of intro "Art Smock" -- the Pains Of Being…
Chris DeVille | February 28, 2014 - 11:30 am
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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – “Simple And Sure”

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, the Brooklyn masters of '90s-style indie-pop, went a little bleary on their last album, 2011's shoegaze/dream-pop-influenced Belong. But…
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2014 - 10:19 am
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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Days Of Abandon Details

Belong, the sophomore album from the great New York indie-pop band the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, came out way the hell back i…
Tom Breihan | February 25, 2014 - 10:08 am
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The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be.
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am
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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – “Belong” Video (Previously Unreleased)

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart released their shimmering sophomore set Belong more than two years ago, but directors Brad and Brian Palmer's video…
Chris DeVille | December 2, 2013 - 1:24 pm
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MusicfestNW 2012 In Photos

Yesterday, Portland’s MusicFestNW wrapped up five days of concerts at over a dozen venues throughout the city. Among the acts who performed were Passion Pit,…
Stereogum | September 10, 2012 - 4:15 pm
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