Hey Millennials! Wanna feel old? This album came out almost exactly a decade ago!
And in fact, 2009 just might have been the last year when indie musicians still strived to create jangly guitar power pop that balanced the roar of the guitars with twee vocals and candy-coated melodies. And so the debut album of New York’s The Pains of Being Pure at Heart was so filled with so many catchy songs about being young and horny that it didn’t even matter that the name of the band was “The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.”