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The Natvral (Kip Berman of TPOBPAH) tells us about his Top 10 of 2018

Kip will play his first full-band show as The Natvral next week for the free Kanine Records Holiday Party in Brooklyn, with Eternal Summers' Nicole Yun, Tallies and more.

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There's No Leaving New York at Forest Hills Stadium - Saturday
photo by Amanda Hatfield
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Phoebe Bridgers and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart release Tom Petty covers (listen)

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Tom Petty's death.

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Brooklyn Flea Record Fair is this weekend (DJ lineup announced)

The 2018 fall edition of the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair happens Saturday, September 22 at East River State Park in Williamsburg.

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The Natvral (Kip of Pains) shares song ft Jess of Fear of Men, opening for Graham Coxon

The Natvral, aka Kip Berman of Pains of Being Pure at Heart in solo mode, has announced his debut EP, titled Know Me More, which will be out as a 7" on October 5...

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Kip Berman of TPOBPAH playing solo; Peggy Wang in new band with Amy Rose Spiegel

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are still a going concern but frontman Kip Berman and former member Peggy Wang have new musical projects to check out.

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at Brooklyn Bazaar
TPOBPAH at Indie Pop Prom 2017 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart prep ‘The Echo of Pleasure’ (stream a track)

Main member Kip Berman made the album with Jen Goma (A Sunny Day In Glasgow), Jacob Danish Sloan (Dream Diary), and horn player Kelly Pratt (Beirut, Arcade Fire, David Byrne & St Vincent, etc).

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Surfer Blood play Riot Festival in Chicago
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Surfer Blood, Cults, Julianna Barwick, Marnie Stern, Kip Berman & more playing benefit for Surfer Blood’s Thomas Fekete (who’s fighting cancer)

A few months back I had a major surgery to remove a large tumor from my abdomen. I was diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive cancer (a sarcoma), which unfortunately has moved...

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Adem opening Philip Selway’s US tour & playing in his band

Radiohead drummer Philip Selway is coming to the US soon for a tour which begins with his NYC show at Le Poisson Rouge, and ends with his second of two Coachella appearan...

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart list 2012 faves (NYC show is this week); Kip Berman throwing “Rough Smooch” party

TPOBPAH @ Summerstage 7/7/2012 (more by Chris La Putt)

While The Pains of Being Pure at Heart didn't release an album this year, they have stayed busy touring on the heels of last year's terrific Belong...

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an end of 2009 interview w/ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

DOWNLOAD: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Come Saturday (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Young Adult Friction (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Everything with You (MP3)

It's not entirely uncommon, especially these days, for a band to go from playing Cake Shop to headlining Webster Hall in little over a year, but one of the amazing surprises of 2009 is that it happened to The Pains of Being Pure at Heart...

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