Maybe one of these days I’ll keep a regular WWTB schedule…maybe.
I hope you’ve been saving your money, because this is a good week to spend it all on music…
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - “This Love is Fucking Right”
Fuzz-rock is a delicate art: too much fuzz and the melody never really shines through, but too little fuzz and the song feels like its missing a key element. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, however, plow the middle ground perfectly. Enough fuzz to give the song some character, but not so much that the melody gets muddled; this is just how I like my fuzz rock.
The Pains of Being Pure Heart’s debut self-titled album has the feel of Citrus-era Absobi Seksu and is similarly perfect for summer time listening. “This Love is Fucking Right!” is supposedly a response to The Field Mice’s song “This Love is Not Wrong”, and while the lyrics invite odd interpretation (“you’re my sister / and this love is fucking right”), the poppy, fuzzy, “sunniness” nonetheless makes “This Love is Fucking Right!” a great Friday morning song.