(filmed at the Capitol Hill Block Party)Yesterday I went to the Capitol Hill Black Party (in Seattle). For $25 I think I definitely got my money's worth. My favorite performances were Sonic Youth (of course...classic), The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and The Noisettes.
I had never heard the Pains of Being Pure at Heart before, shame on me. Patrick, who is the ring leader of the band I am in (The Mopes), really digs them. After hearing about 20 seconds of them I was in love. A few times, the singing was a little off pitch. But other than that, it was perfect. If our band could open for them, I would be in heaven. ps, The Mopes are going into the studio to record our EP in the coming week!
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart remind me of the best classic pop music, dreamy guitar and sweet and simple lyrics. I'd say they flow pretty nicely with the sounds of Camera Obscura, Belle and Sebastian, and other twee pop/jangle pop sorts of sounds. Reminiscent of 1980's Irish/English pop. Listen to them, and love them!