After a wildly successful debut album in 2009, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart could have easily released a disappointing sophomore album this year. I say that because when you do so well right out of the gate, it’s a difficult trajectory to improve upon. But I’d venture to say that POBPAH have done just that with their second album, Belong, have taken things up a notch with their fuzzed out, guitar heavy post-shoegaze sound.
Yep, Belong is as good, if not better than the debut album, and you now get a chance to see the band live in concert right here in Cincinnati later this summer. Pains are on the road already, but won’t be stopping here until August 4th when their tour rolls into the Southgate House with Craft Spells supporting. Don’t miss this one friends.
05/06 New York, NY Webster Hall *%
07/31 Montreal, QC Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
08/02 Toronto, ONT The Opera House #
08/03 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot Ballroom #
08/04 Newport, KY Southgate House #
08/05 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway #
08/07 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
08/09 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small’s
* = w/ Twin Shadow
% = w/ Big Troubles
# = w/ Craft Spells