The Pains of Being Pure at Heart is a pretty perfect name for a band that sounds like a fuzzier version of The Smiths, and let’s hope they further that sound on their upcoming album. At the end of April, the indie pop troupe will release their third full-length titled Days of Abandon, the highly anticipated follow-up to 2011’s well-received and swooning Belong. Judging by their latest single “Simple and Sure,” Pains are continuing to ride poppy waves and letting their sound be, as the song’s title says, both simple and sure.
Fri., March 28, 9 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on March 26, 2014