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The simple songs of POBPAH as I like to call them are really easy to listen to. Usually, I only especially like music that is complex, or that you have to actively listen to, but these guys have song structure and melody making down so pact that it’s hard to not congratulate them with a post. Maybe i’ll even go see them at the Cake Shop. I really recommend the Cake Shop for live shows, by the way. It’s dank and crowded and LOUD. Funny that that’s what I like in venue…..Do people agree that it’s the best place to see live music in 212 (Manhattan?)

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: Young Adult Friction

There is one POBPAH song, “Come Saturday,” which you can stream at their MySpace, which sounds a lot like one of my favorite bands of the 90s, Fuzzy.

POBPAH Tour Dates:

Apr 24 2009 American Legion Wallingford, Connecticut
Apr 25 2009 Risley Hall – Cornell University Ithaca, New York
Apr 26 2009 Iron Horse Hall Northampton, Massachusetts $
Apr 27 2009 The Bug Jar Rochester, New York
Apr 28 2009 Lee’s Palace Toronto, Ontario %
Apr 29 2009 The Pike Room at Crofoot Pontiac, Michigan %
Apr 30 2009 Beachland Tavern – All Ages Cleveland, Ohio %
May 1 2009 The Summit Columbus, Ohio %
May 2 2009 The End Nashville, Tennessee %
May 3 2009 The Earl Atlanta, Georgia %
May 4 2009 Local 506 Chapel Hill, North Carolina %
May 5 2009 Talking Head Club Baltimore, Maryland %
May 6 2009 The Barbary (Early Show) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania%
May 7 2009 Champion Ship Lemoyne, Pennsylvania
May 12 2009 Bowery Ballroom New York, New York %
Jun 18 2009 Cake Shop New York, New York #
July 18 2009 Pitchfork Fest Chicago, Illinois

July 20 2009 The Echo Los Angeles, California *
July 21 2009 The Rickshaw Stop San Fransisco, California *
July 23 2009 Backspace Portland, Oregon *
July 24 2009 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, BC *

% = w/ Zaza
$ = w/ Ponytail
# = w/ Crystal Stilts
* = w/ Girl