The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Backstage at the Village Voice SXSW Party


Like to pretend this doesn’t exist, but the Music Slut won’t, so here you go. Backstage at the Village Voice‘s finely tuned SXSW day party, someone who is definitely not me was conscripted into having how-is-your-SXSW-going conversations with bands who were kind enough to humor their hosts. Included in this snippet with three-fourths of Brooklyn’s very own the Pains of Being Pure at Heart is the observation that SXSW is “indie rock Mardi Gras,” an anecdote from Peggy Wang that encapsulates the essence of what it means to be the Pains of Being Pure at Heart (it involves a condom), and the all-important answer to what’s in the band’s SXSW survival kit (a map, sunscreen, heroin). P.S. that last question really wasn’t me, swear.

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