When you're in school, there's something crazy-making about these sunshiny but still cold mid/late winter days . The pupils dilate, and from inside the classroom

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The Weather Today Is Making Me Really Excited for There to Be a New Pains of Being Pure at Heart Album

When you're in school, there's something crazy-making about these sunshiny but still cold mid/late winter days. The pupils dilate, and from inside the classroom your eyes trick you into thinking that it's spring outside, that it's warm and you can go lie in the grass and that pretty soon the pretty girls are going to be wearing skirts instead of skirts over jeans (this was kind of a thing at Evergreen in the early '00s, for some reason). That time of year, and its inverse in the onset of fall, always makes me feel somewhat nostalgically like school is about to start or about to let out, both of which are giddy feelings. I bring this up because the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, at least on their fantastic self-titled Slumberland debut from 2009, are a supremely collegiate indie-pop band. They have songs about acting coy and making out in the stacks of the library, about having a love affair with your professor. And they play jangly, fuzzed-up, C86-indebted indie pop with boy/girl harmonies that sounds all sunny and dreamy and soft like laying in that grass all afternoon and blowing off your studies. (Note: This is the kind of academic behavior that lands you as an almost homeless music blogger at age 30).

So, anyway, that was their last album, which I've had on blast all this morning...

And but so the Pains of Being Pure at Heart have a new album, Belong, due out in March; they released its first single, "Heart in Your Heartbreak" back in December; and I didn't really think to give it a good listen until this morning. Anyway, it sounds like the new album is going to be more of the blissful same, and an ideal soundtrack for the coming of spring:

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