At some point in 2009, I started listening to an album and just couldn't stop. That album was The Pains of Being Pure At Heart's self titled LP. The album just gets everything about music right. Great rhythms, great guitar, catchy melodies, ambiguously dark lyrics. Just great. It instantly became my ride-to-work music and my ride-back-from-work-after-a-crummy-day music for basically the entire remaining year of 2009 and some of 2010. Instantly climbed to the top of my Last.fm most played, too.
Anyway, so while there hasn't been a proper follow up, my days were further brightened by a lo-fi recording of The Pains playing a then-new song called "Say No To Love" at a Slumberland records 20th anniversary party or something. While still relatively basic compared to their previous songs, I knew it'd be great. So I waited around for a bit until they released and finished it. And now, that day has finally come. Actually it probably came a while ago, but I just stumbled upon the awesome video for the "final" version of this awesome song.
I can't wait until their next full-length album comes out. But you probably already knew that.