The Pains of Being Pure at Heart The Depreciation Guild Let's Whisper
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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart w. The Depreciation Guild & Let's Whisper

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart :: New York, New York

The Depreciation Guild :: Brooklyn, New York

Let's Whisper :: Burlington, Vermont

Saturday, February 14, 2009

At Monkey House, Winooski, VT
$8 In Advance : $8 At Door
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart :: New York, New York
Myspace : http://www.myspace.com/thepainsofbeingpureatheart
Website : http://www.thepainsofbeingpureatheart.com

If Stephen Pastel actually threw Aggi off the bridge and married Black Tambourine's Pam Berry and had four babies that formed a pop band.

Meet The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, a New York four-piece who plays dreamy, noisy POP with boy/girl vocals, blissful melodies and blistering drums.

The Fader
Like riding your bicycle to your friends house after you've finished your homework.

Stereogum - Band to Watch
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart's dreamy self-titled debut EP contains less than 15 minutes of music -- more than enough to steal our pure hearts. (Admittedly, they had us from the go by titling the out-of-the-gates opening track "This Love is Fucking Right!").

[The New York] trio mix sugary boy/girl vocals, Jesus & Mary Chain's rain clouds and Darklands drum machine minus the face-melting noise, sneaker-gazing a la Black Tambourine (or, hey hey, rifle through the rest of the Slumberland back catalog to namedrop something with a bit more jangle) and punky Comet Gain(s) into addictive pop gold that locates a place beyond the band's well-chosen influences...

The Depreciation Guild :: Brooklyn, New York
Label : UNSIGNED
Myspace : http://www.myspace.com/thedepreciationguild
Website : http://www.inhergentlejaws.com/

Formed: 2005

no computers
no keyboards
no drum machines
yes sequenced famicom
yes guitar

 

"Packs the midrange full with all sorts of shimmery textures-- the lo-res digital snares land with a static-laden splash, ringing guitars are haloed in harmonics, and stretched along the back is a fluttering curtain of white noise...Sky Ghosts is certainly a nice track to get lost in"
-pitchfork.com

"Adding elements of all your gazy favorites to the 8-bit Famicom-programmed beats, “Sky Ghosts” is a perfect distillation of the unique and powerful sound of The Guild. Not to be missed!"
-insound.com

"These two gents' music is a wonderful collage of guitars, drums, fuzzy electronics, and heartfelt lyrics that, in this writer's opinion, places them a couple steps ahead of most post-rock acts. Makes me want to hop the L train and give these guys a hug.
-xlr8r.com

 

Let's Whisper :: Burlington, Vermont
Label : UNSIGNED
Myspace : http://www.myspace.com/letswhispermusic

Let’s Whisper has been one of Burlington’s best-kept and sweetest secrets for the past few years. It started as a low-key afternoons off get together and play guitars and sing activity, and that’s pretty much the heart of the songs that Dana Kaplan and Colin Clary sing together in this format. Dana and Colin also play and sing together in the indiepop/tweepop/fi-curious 5-piece band, The Smittens. Generally softer and lighter, Let's Whisper is where heartstring tuggers and wistful soft dreamy secret songs bloom into breezy melodic gems.