The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Join Surfer Blood at Grand Central | Music Previews | South Florida | Broward Palm Beach New Times | The Leading Independent News Source in Broward-Palm Beach, Florida


The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Join Surfer Blood at Grand Central

West Palm's indie-rock lovelies Surfer Blood, who need little introduction in these pages, are back from their European vacation. They've packed two fabulous bands in their suitcases that should make showing up early to the Poplife Anniversary party even easier.

First, New York's the Pains of Being Pure at Heart are one of the few acts that can convincingly meld the pop songcraft of the Smiths and the live thrash of My Bloody Valentine. A recently released new single titled "Say No to Love" is a mature, sweet anthem that also has some bitchin', pogo-worthy fills by drummer Kurt Feldman.

Also along is Hooray for Earth, another New York act that has no shortage of longing in the vocals — the mesmerizing "Surrounded by Your Friends" is a great example of making synthesizers warm and wildly human.

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Reed Fischer
Contact: Reed Fischer

Latest Stories