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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Young Adult Friction 7

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Young Adult Friction 7"

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Jesus, this is great.

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart deal in the sound of classic UK girl/boy fuzzpop circa 1988. It's like The Pastels having a shandy with The Razorcuts while trying to get off with The Shop Assistants. They have that melodic thing down perfectly and who on Earth could resist this surging fuzzbuzzjangle pop sound? Not me, that's for sure.

I know little about them other than they are from New York and have just released an album which should be winging my way right now. There is more information at their as well as a couple more tunes offered for download, one of which ("Come Saturday") is if anything even better than this. Initially, the flipside's "Ramona" seems a bit weak in comparison with the over-achieving "Young Adult Friction", but a few spins confirm its greatness loud and clear.

Although this is new, the red vinyl pressing is a bit shit, so expect some lo-fi thrills. But when the Hell did that ever bother the likes of us?

Highly recommended.

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The album code is : ODI114189