Label: Fortuna Pop Release date: 31/08/09 Website: http://www.myspace.com/thepainsofbeingpureatheart What year is it? Having listened to New York four-piece The Pains of Being Pure at Heart’s latest single, 'Come Saturday', one could be forgiven for thinking that it is the summer of 1993. Despite sounding like the offspring of every indie-pop band of the late-80s and early-90s, that shouldn’t detract from the wide-eyed euphoria of the song. The innocence of youth is easily lost, yet it is music like this which instantly evokes summers which were long, hot, sticky and fun. Plunging headlong into an ever-careening flurry of bright, scratchy guitars, melodic bass and drums which sound like they are going to fall apart at any given moment, it is an arresting yet sugary-sweet sound. Add to this Kip Berman’s insouciant vocal, redolent of Bernard Sumner, and Peggy Wang’s vocal backing guiding the lead bashfully by the hand throughout, and the result is nothing short of beaming. A gloriously sunny slice of indie-pop and a sunkissed antidote to these grey skies. Rating: 7.5/10