The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart: TAS In Session

Photo by Michael Shemenski
by TAS Staff | 08/29/2014 | 6:00am

Photo by Michael Shemenski

One of many contemporary bands that assumed the dense and beautiful shoegaze mantle left by '90s predecessors like Ride, Cocteau Twins and Lush, New York's The Pains of Being Pure at Heart is led by singer and guitarist Kip Berman. 

The band's shimmering new album, Days of Abandon, marks a significant change in the group's lineup and also their sound; under Berman's guidance, this iteration of POBPAH uses fewer electric guitars and focuses on a more acoustic approach.

The group has been on the UK and the European festival circuit, but head back to the States for a tour beginning October 5 in Seattle with a hometown show in New York at Hammerstein Ballroom on November 17.

Below, watch videos of The Pains of Being Pure At Heart live in Studio A playing a pair of songs from the new album, listen to the session now in the FUV Vault.

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