There’s something to get excited about this weekend even if you’re not about to board a flight to Texas for SXSW. L Mag hall-of-fame favorite The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are streaming their new LP, Belong, from their website more than two weeks ahead of its physical release. And here in Brooklyn, Saturday’s weather will be mostly sunny with a high of 57 degrees. That means it’ll be just warm enough to spend your weekend bopping around to this dazzlingly earnest garage-pop album like a hormonal loon in the throes of springtime ecstasy.
Even cooler: When the album’s released on March 29, you’ll be able to purchase a listenable Belong mp3 button. You can wear (literally) The Pains of Being Pure at Heart on your sleeve. Sigh.