SLR 82 » released June 2008
formats » 7"
status » out-of-print
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - "Come Saturday"
Formed in early 2007, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart have quickly become one of the most talked-about pop bands in years. Original members Peggy, Kip and Alex came together through a shared love of The Pastels, Ramones, Black Tambourine and "Sunny Sundae Smile"-era My Bloody Valentine. Over the course of a self-released EP, a limited 3" cd single and one-half of a split 7", The Pains have demonstrated an absolute mastery of noise/jangle pop, their songs being a perfect distillation of classic pop melody and thrilling, rushing guitar noise that has taste-making blogs like Stereogum, Skatterbrain and Drowned In Sound tripping over themselves in search of superlatives.
Now joined by drummer Kurt, The Pains proudly bring you "Come Saturday," a new tune exclusive to this single and sure to become the soundtrack of your summer. Keep an eye out for their album later this year on Slumberland.
Summer Cats - "Let's Go!"
Summer Cats are a five piece pop band from Melbourne, Australia. Like most people from Melbourne, they spend their time either: a) enjoying summer or b) waiting for summer to arrive. Musically they are something of a cross between Stereolab and the Go-Betweens, blending driving motorik pop with catchy songcraft. They've released a series of singles and EPs that have caused quite a buzz in the international pop underground, and with positive reviews appearing in places like Pitchfork and Popmatters and more singles coming soon it's clear that Summer Cats are going to have a big summer.
"Let's Go!" is exclusive to this single and it's giddy, distorted rush is downright infectious, the song blazing by at 100mph leaving you breathless from shouting along and jumping around the living room. Pure pop power!
Strictly limited to 600 copies on grey vinyl in a letterpress sleeve. Spiffy!
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