The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Showcase: 3/18 @ Buffalo Billiards 12:05 a.m.

Party: 3/16 @ Beauty Bar 4:15 p.m. (eMusic)

CoS says: One foot in the past, and the other in the future. That's how The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart seem to function. Shoegaze, lo-fi, and new-wave collide into some perfectly jangly pop tunes and reverb-heavy rockers. The NYC quartet has their sophomore album, Belong, due out March 29th, so expect to get a taste of their new material down in Austin.