EP Review: Higher Than The Stars

More of the same has never been better!
More of the same has never been better!

Band: Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Label: Slumberland
Release: September 22, 2009

Comments: Pains of Being Pure at Heart, on this EP, are still the Pains of Being Pure at Heart we’ve always known and loved. For whatever reason, the Pains did not churn out hardcore poppy numbers a la their eponymous debut LP, but they did make a quality recording! “Higher Than The Stars” is the best song of the bunch, featuring barely audible vocals, a neat keyboard riff, and a straight ’80s guitar melody. “103” is heavier, perhaps the band’s best attempt at post-punk revival. “Falling Over” is structured around an awesome drum beat. “Twins” sounds like it belongs on the LP…and is just awesome on all levels! I highly recommend this EP to existing fans and to those who love good old fashioned twee!

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