27 July 2009

Young Adult Friction by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

I am so in love with this song that it hurts. I first heard this in a record store in Victoria and had to stay in the store to hear the entire album. I probably annoyed the hell out of the clerk by repeatedly asking “WHAT is the name of this band again?!” Turns out the name comes from an unpublished book by a friend of the singer.

The flip description of their sound might be “Belle and Sebastian with crunch” or “The Lightning Seeds Meet the Undertones” but there’s something more going on here. Check it out via iTunes or YouTube et al until you figure it out, and then let me know, eh?

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