The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
One Eyed Jacks
New Orleans, LA
I had been wanting to catch Brooklyn’s Pains of Being Pure at Heart ever since their debut album came out, but I missed them the one time they came through Louisiana a few years ago. Thanks to One Eyed Jacks’ regular ’80’s show being scheduled for Thursday night, POBPAH (if I can coin an acronym) had to play an early set that made this show not only possible for a road-trip from Baton Rouge, but ideal for one.
I wasn’t disappointed. It was a great show, primarily focusing on tracks from their just-released (and Flood-produced) album Belong. The live tracks have a little more weight behind them than those on the album — compare “Heaven’s Gonna Happen Now” or “Heart in Your Heartbreak.”
The other thing I learned is that singer-keyboardist Peggy Wang is a New Orleanian, a fact noted frequently and vociferously by the crowd (I have to admit I removed most of these references from the recording). Her mom was present, too. So it only seems right to feature Peggy in the photo for this set. Buzzfeed us, Peggy Wang!
2. This Love Is Fucking Right!
3. Teenager in Love
4. The Body
5. Heaven’s Gonna Happen Now
6. Stay Alive
7. Heart in Your Heartbreak
8. My Terrible Friend
9. Come Saturday
10. Young Adult Friction
11. Even in Dreams
12. Everything with You/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (encore medley)
Download: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – New Orleans – 4/7/11 – 284 MB
Sample: Belong (Live)
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