Formed in New York, the band felt comfortable playing to their hometown fans, though they’re not staying here for long. They'll soon depart once more in a continuation of what people have appropriately declared their “longest tour ever.”
When looking over their prolonged list of tour dates, some may be in shock as to how quickly this band has been propelled into success. They must have not caught wind of the favorable online buzz the four-piece outfit has been generating since their retro fuzz-pop album The Pains of Being Pure at Heart was released in February inspiring countless music critics - many of whom grew up in the 90's listening to way too much Jesus & Mary Chain - to nostalgically embrace this band.
Even before their self-titled LP garnered the Pitchfork stamp of approval, they were well on their way to well deserved attention. While their brand of noisy pop has received comparisons ranging from Belle and Sebastian to My Bloody Valentine, their innate sincerity is perhaps the most dazzling of all.
As their debut album is sure to be hailed as one of 2009’s best, their performance is not to be missed if they’re passing through your city.
~ Liz Caruso (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - New York, NY - July 10, 2009