Free Instore 12 noon Sat 16th May @ Rough Trade East - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart + Help Stamp Out Loneliness
Rough Trade East In-store - HELP STAMP OUT LONELINESS / THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART - Saturday 16th May, 12 noon
NO WRISTBAND OR GUEST LIST NEEDED, JUST COME DOWN AT LUNCHTIME
Rough Trade East are proud to announce a special lunchtime double header from Help Stamp Out Linelinees & The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart from 12 noon. No wristband needed just get down for 12 noon & enjoy.
THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART
Rough Trade favourites The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are a New York four-piece who play genius noisy pop songs with boy/girl vocals, blissful melodies, fuzz guitar and blistering drums. Despite only having been together for just over a year, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are - along with their fellow Brooklyn scenesters The Vivian Girls and Crystal Stilts - one of the buzz American bands of the moment. Indeed, their self-titled debut album on Fortuna POP! was named by Pitchfork as one of the five most anticipated releases of the year and their single "Come Saturday" featured on Rough Trade's prestigious Counter Culture compilation for 2008. Thrilling and insouciantly cool, they might just be the most exciting indiepop band on the planet right now.
HELP STAMP OUT LONELINESS
Fresh out of nowhere and featuring Colm and Bentley from indie popsters Language Of Flowers, Help Stamp Out Loneliness - named after a Nancy Sinatra song, of course - are, in their own words, "a lounge-gaze-krautpop band". It's singer D. Lucille Campbell who's the real star here though, her Siouxsie glamour and Nico-esque vocals make a unique mix when coupled with the band's poppy Stereolab-ish tunes. New single "Pacific Trash Vortex" is out soon on WIAIWYA records.