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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Fear of Men, Ablebody 

When: Sun., May 4, 8:30 p.m. 2014
Price: $12-14
"Alta," the first track on Fear of Men's Loom, is only 50 seconds long, but it plainly sets the tone for the English band's debut album: "We were born to name the beauty in this," Jess Weiss quietly sings, "in the hopelessness of always wishing for something else." From there, Fear of Men ramps up into a slightly more upbeat place, where dreamy twee, buoyant indie-pop, and low-key shoegaze mingle seamlessly, giving Weiss a glossy landscape in which to explore the cravings and the crumbles of human relationships. By the final track, "Atla," she's finally ready to move on. "If you never leave me I'll never understand you/'cause I'll never know what I could've been without you," she sings. Loom is the most delightful bummer of the year so far. BEN SALMON

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