With their second album Belong, recent Rolling Stone Band to Watch the Pains of Being Pure at Heart have made the leap from scrappy indie-pop to a bigger, heavier sound halfway between Eighties New Wave and Nineties alternative rock. The band teamed up with Smashing Pumpkins and U2 producer Flood and My Bloody Valentine and Jesus and Mary Chain mixer Alan Moulder for the disc, which fleshes out the Brooklyn quartet's lovelorn tunes with booming drums and thick atmosphere. The album won't be in stores until March 29th, but you can stream it in full now.
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