The Pains of Being Pure At Heart are an indie pop band from New York, NY. Their first album was a self-released EP which came out in 2007 through the Painbow label. Their debut self-titled full length album was released on February 3, 2009 via Slumberland Records. The band name comes from an unpublished children’s story that Charles Augustus Steen III, a friend of singer Kip Berman, wrote of the same title. In Spring, 2009, the band released a second single, "Young Adult Friction" from their debut album and plan a non-album release called Higher Than the Stars in Fall 2009 with an 'a' side which is called '103'.