First Listen: The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Belong

After last year’s tantalizing releases, I’ve been looking forward to getting to hear all of Belong – the new album from The Pains of Being Pure At Heart.  And now, thanks to their website, we’ve all got the chance to do just that.  So, follow me, and get to hear the whole shimmering, 90s-inflected thing before its release on 3/29!

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Happy New Year! — A 2010 “Retropackle.”

Hey, everyone!  Happy New Year!  I hope that you have a good one, and that you’re surrounded by good food, friends, and music.  It’s been a long year over here (the epic dissertation struggle continues), and I haven’t always been the most attentive (you’re top of the list of New Year’s Resolutions!)… but I wanted to thank everyone for all their love and support.  I’ve been positively blown away by the amount of excellent music that has been sent my way, and the… well, legitimacy, I seem to have stumbled into.

So, in 2011, I’ll be stepping up to keep things rolling around here.  And I hope that you’ll be there, too!  And since it’s customary, follow me for some things I’ve loved this year, as well as some things I’m looking forward to in the New Year!

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Listen to the new Pains of Being Pure at Heart Single

Need a pick me up?  Then head on over to Pitchfork and listen to the new single “Heart in Your Heartbreak” from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.  The vibrant, poppy track will be released by Slumberland as part of a 7″/digital single on Dec. 14th.

If their forthcoming album – Belong – sounds this good when it’s released in March, then we’re all in for an excellent Spring!  Check it out!

(And let’s not forget the awesome “Say No To Love,” which was released this Summer!)

Things I Should’ve Mentioned…

Hey, everyone!  Welcome to another installment of our news round-up series… Lots of nifty things going on, this week, and so we’ll just get right to it.

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