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Meet Kip Berman: Lead Singer of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (Kip Berman, Peggy Wang, Kurt Feldman, Alex Naidus) I Photo: Annie Powers
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Don't judge a pop band by it's cover. Yes okay, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, is a heartbreakingly silly name for a band (I mean I don't think they'll be tattooed on anybody's chest anytime soon) but man they've got a sparkly debut disk. Chock full of 80s inspired pop, the kind that would fit in the background of any John Hughes movie, the self-titled offering has already have generated some most impressive buzz. Lead singer, Kip Berman was kind enough to answer our questions while he was running around Pitchfork Festival this weekend. Here is some of what was said.

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - "Everything With You"