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Live from MFNW, Day 2: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Since their inception in 2007, New York indie-pop band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have been bringing back everything beautiful from the 80s with their My Bloody Valentine-esque balance of melancholy fuzz and nostalgia accompanied with absolutely gorgeous lyrics. With their 2011 release Belong, the band let British producers Alan Moulder and Flood,Read more...

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Live Video: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart burst onto the scene in 2009 with a self-titled debut that was part jangly shoegaze homage, part twee pop sensation, and all passion. The softspoken quintet craft catchy, nostalgic songs that fuse the finest influences from The Smiths to My Bloody Valentine, and their 2011 sophomore album BelongRead more...

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Out This Week 3/29

You’d pretty much have to be living under a rock not to know the new Radiohead album, The King of Limbs, is out in records stores today. If you can find one of the special newsstands nearby, you can also pick up the Radiohead newspaper, The Universal Sigh (not sold with the album). But theirsRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

The Seattle music community, and far beyond that indeed, is at a loss as the life of Andy Kotowicz, Sub Pop’s Vice President of Sales and Director of Marketing, was tragically cut short by a car accident last week. In effort to support Andy’s wife, Jocelyn; his 3-year old daughter, Anna; and the rest ofRead more...

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Song of the Day: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Higher Than The Stars

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription.This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs and and studio recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is the title track toRead more...

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We Power KEXP!

Bands from KEXP’s broadcast at the Doug Fir Lounge during MFNW power KEXP. You can power KEXP too -- just donate online now or call (206) 903-5397 to make a gift of support.

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Out This Week 9/22

Among our guests during KEXP’s broadcast from Musicfest NW this year was the Scottish group The Twilight Sad, who performed several songs from their brand album, Forget the Night Ahead, in their live set at the Doug Fir (watch video here). New York band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, who also performed liveRead more...

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Live Video from MFNW: We Were Promised Jetpacks & The Pains of Being Pure At Heart

Yesterday, during our broadcast from Musicfest NW two great bands with really long names, We Were Promised Jetpacks and The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, played terrific live sets in the Doug Fir Lounge. We’ll have more video from their performances soon, but here’s a sneak peek:

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Musicfest NW: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

photos by Kyle Johnson intro by Jason Kinnard The Pains of Being Pure at Heart exist in that wonderful middle world between early Shoegaze music and dreamy Indie-Pop. Formed in 2007, this New York 4-piece had been putting out various singles over the years, until finally hitting it on the head with their new self-titledRead more...

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Capitol Hill Block Party in review

by Chris Estey Rock festivals can be an awesome, appalling joussaince -- an embarrassment of riches in which most of its value is suffering. The 2009 Capitol Hill Block Party was a perfectly organic construct of balancing personal pleasures and community celebration within the city, without too much pain. In other words, it was aRead more...

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