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Pains of Being Pure at Heart + Fear of Men + The Able Body

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

After the big 1990s Smashing Pumpkinsisms of their last record, Belong, Pains return a quieter, prettier, twee-poppier band with the new Days of Abandon. Two decades ago, this would have been prime material for Postcard Records. Today, let's call this nostalgically filtered acoustic optimism Instagram pop. The quartet hits Chicago just six days after the album's release. Boys and girls, your romantic mixtapes just got a little easier.

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