The Pains of Being Pure At Heart (a.k.a. singer-songwriter Kip Berman) continues to do what he does best – filter a deep affection for 80s indie pop into contemporary rock structures, with some aplomb.
So as expected, new album The Echo of Pleasure is chock full of fey melodies, synth lines and jangly guitar patterns that recall the wonderful post-punk era.
With infectious tunes sympathetically produced, Berman is without doubt aiming directly at the heart of his audience and they will definitely lap up this enjoyable album.
… still there’s more …