Music: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

As Kip Berman discusses the influences, motivations and history that guide his New York Indie Rock quartet, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, the composed and intelligent frontman explodes in mock frustration. "All my descriptions are really boring!" he

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As Kip Berman discusses the influences, motivations and history that guide his New York Indie Rock quartet, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, the composed and intelligent frontman explodes in mock frustration.

"All my descriptions are really boring!" he says. "I should be like, 'We wanted to turn the world upside down and reject all the fucking paradigms of society and be like, 'Fuck you, Rock establishment,' instead of, 'We didn't know how to record a snare drum.' We don't have a look-at-our-dicks mentality. Our music communicates what we're about more than my ability to describe it. Feel free to liven up the conversation so your readers don’t fall firmly asleep."

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart perform at Southgate House Thursday. Go here to read Brian Baker's full Sound Advice.

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