Days of Abandon
The gist: Brooklyn indie-pop band turn back time with their third album Micro feedback: Its fitting that this album was engineered in London because The Pains of Being Pure at Heart seem to have immersed themselves in British influences, particularly those of the early 80's. The band seem comfortable in their nostalgic bubble which gives the songs a floaty, summery, feel-good ease. Brimming with positivity but lacking in edge. Listen to: "Beautiful You" - euphoric, anthemic and a (wafer) thinly veiled tribute to The Cure The ridiculously titled "The Asp at My Chest", a slow but rousing finale which pisses all over all that's come before it. Listen if...you like nostalgia trips, feel-good 80's film soundtracks, Haircut 100, The Cure Don't listen if...your life motto is "don't look back"