this love is fucking right!

This Love Is Fucking Right was the first release from the New York then 3 piece The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart on Cloudberry records in May 2007 and is a wonderful piece of thrashy indie pop which bears a more than passing resemblance to the sound of early Wedding Present singles. However if you take the lyrics literally then the song is a bit dodgy. In an interview Kip Bergman stated the song wasn’t about incest but was a reference to a Field Mice song called This Love Is Not Wrong. Irrespective of what the lyrics actually mean the track is a cracking 3 minute slice of indiepop.

Since the release of this ep,the band have gone on to release another ep, 6 singles and an eponymous album in 2009 on Slumberland.

The ep came out as a very limited (100 copies, mines is 61) 3″ cd, the 13th release  Cloudberry is a DIY indie pop label that specialise in limited run 3″ cds and 7″ vinyl singles by new bands who sing about unrequited love. In the past they have released singles by The Manhattan Love Suicides, Celestial and The Jealous Sea. All of singles come in beautiful hand made, individually numbered sleeves and are worth collecting for the sheer aesthetic value. If your into indie pop at all then it would be well worth your time to check out the website here.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – this love is fucking right!

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5 Responses to this love is fucking right!

  1. Simon says:

    The album's not too bad; a bit shoegazey in places, but a good bunch of tunes, and a good sound. Almost One Dove-ish in other places…

  2. ANCB says:

    Have you got this track Drew, or indeed any friendly reader of this blog?

    'Lenny Welch – 100 lbs of Pain'

    That you could mp3 for me, or is it on any Northern Soul comp you know of? Just spent an hour trying to find a version to no avail….

    Cheers, ANCB

  3. dickvandyke says:

    From the post title and pic, I was expecting a drew rant. (Slightly disappointed really, as you rant so very well).

  4. drew says:

    Simon – to be honest with you haven't played the album that much, will need to listen to it a bit more.

    ANCB – A new one on me but will check the obscure compilations in the cupboard

    DVD – all ranted out at the moment

  5. ANCB says:

    The wonders of the modern world, 15 pages into the depths of a google search and i find a 128 rip on megaupload 🙂

    Don't quite know why I love it so but it's a belter of a tune.

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