Despite Shoegaze Sound and Forlorn Name, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are a Joy to the Ears

San Diego CityBeat | September 16, 2009
Stifle your groans and suppress that grimace. Sure, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart may be the most emo-ish band name in history. And, yeah, their Belle & Sebastian-esque cover art and cutesy band members are as twee as kittens sliding down rainbows. So, what does that make them -- tweemo? Thankfully, no.

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