Pains of Being Pure at Heart/ The Parallelograms 7″


My Rating: 9/10
Genre/ Tags: Dream Pop, Pop, Shoegaze

Considering that 67% of the nation was covered with snow at some point this week (more info. here), I’m going to assume you also had tons and tons of snow to deal with. Along with the massive amounts of snow, I wouldn’t be surprised if you were also plagued with power outages, being snowed in, and having to dig your car out, not to mention crappy cable companies claiming that the internet and cable for “your area” have been “totally knocked out” for days (When we talked to our neighbors from “our area”, their cable and internet worked fine). The first day was excusable, because it’s totally possible that the snow could knock the cable and power out, but as the days go by and nothing changes, that is when people start to get a little fed up. The internet and cable have now been down since Wednesday of last week, and this would be the main reason I have not made any new posts here on the blog. You could thank the wonderful folks over at COMCAST for that. But the funniest part is, my house still doesn’t have access to cable and internet. I’m doing this post elsewhere, but apparently COMCAST is sending out someone to fix the problem “right away”, and by “right away” they meant next Tuesday.

Alright, let’s forget those bastards over at COMCAST for a few minutes and remember the real reason why we all come to this part of the internet: MUSIC!!! Okay, so, today I have a 7″ single for you guys with two different bands. One you may already be familiar with, and they’re known as The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and they split their 7″ with another band known as The Parallelograms. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart hail from (yet again) New York City, while The Parallelograms come from across the Atlantic from a place known as Sheffield in the United Kingdom. This split 7″ came out back in March of 2008 on the Atomic Beat Records label which is based in the UK. The 7″ features three songs; two from The Parallelograms, and one from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. The two tracks from The Parallelograms are short, almost perfect pop songs in their own right. They’re fast, catchy, they have a female singing, and I’d be lying if I said they didn’t put a smile on my face. Especially the undeniably catchy track “Pop the Bubbles”, which I can’t help but bob my head along with the rhythm. It’s seriously too catchy. The third track is by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and compared to The Parallelograms songs, The Pains change the flow by adding a male singer and slowing things down a bit, but not too much. If you’re feeling a bit down on the dumps for whatever reason, this little 7″ might be able to change your mood for the better. So please enjoy it. Hopefully I’ll be posting again shortly. In the meantime while I figure out a way to not pay for the cable/internet bill, I think I speak for all of us when I say, “COMCAST, go fuck yourself.”

Split 7″: Tracklist
1.) The Parallelograms – 1, 2, 3, Go!
2.) The Parallelograms – Pop the Bubbles
3.) The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Kurt Cobain’s Cardigan

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart on Myspace
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Official Website
The Parallelograms on Myspace
The Parallelograms Official Website

6 thoughts on “Pains of Being Pure at Heart/ The Parallelograms 7″

  1. Interesting. I better check those songs out.

    I also read about Comcast. I work for Comcast 🙂 I am sorry that your services are still out. Did you mean tomorrow Tuesday or next week Tuesday? If next week, then that is unusually a long wait for a service call. We may be backed up due to the storm, but I will check to see if we can send someone out sooner. Please contact us and provide your information so we can look into this for you.

    I apologize for the trouble.

    Mark Casem
    Comcast Corp.
    National Customer Operations
    We_Can_Help@comcast.com

  2. i wish i had something more to say…but at the moment i’m stumped…just want to share my love for The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. ~great stuff & article

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