The darlings of SXSW past are many and one of the more recent gems is Pains of Being Pure at Heart.
I shouldn't have been too surprised to have to wait in line when I got to Beauty Bar, but I was still pretty surprised. It was one-in, one-out and I honestly
Missed most of the band's set.
But I finally made it. The fivesome was blasting through it's shoegazey rock, which owes a lot to '80s stuff like Depeche Mode.
It was great, and the sound was a little clearer than the last time I saw the band, which was at Slowdown a couple years ago.
Of the four or five songs that I caught, only one was from the band's new album.
Anyway, I caught some video of "Young Adult Friction." Check it out.