| ** HERE COMES THE SUMMER! PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART HIT THE UK! **
** EXCELLENTLY MYTHICAL ‘EURYDICE’ SONG GIVEN AWAY FREE TO COINCIDE! **
a precociously indiepop-mungous fierce panda one sheet
The Band: THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART
The ‘Release’: ‘EURYDICE’
The Format: FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
The Label: fierce panda
The Truth: Brooklyn indiepop stalwarts THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART released their terrific third album 'Days Of Abandon' on fierce panda almost precisely a year ago. Proving that this is a record which is forever giving and always forgiving the band are heading back to Blighty for another circuit of the festival fields and a pawful of headline shows this summer. To coincide they are giving the ‘Days Of Abandon’ track ‘Eurydice’ away for free for the next month.
It’s a song which encapsulates the Pains’ painfully accurate balancing act between bright, shiny melodies and dark, shadowy lyrics – not for nothing does main man Kip Berman sing “In the summer rain alone I cried / I couldn’t stand to think heaven was a lie,” - and you can get that track from www.noisetrade.com/painsofbeing/eurydice on your way to checking out these mighty dates here:
JULY 16TH MILTON KEYNES Crauford Arms
JULY 17TH SUFFOLK Henham Park Latitude Festival
JULY 19TH HOLLAND Welcome To The Village Festival
JULY 21ST CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms
JULY 22ND BIRMINGHAM Rainbow
JULY 23RD LONDON Highbury Garage
JULY 24TH DUNDRENNAN Wickerman Festival
JULY 25TH RIPLEY Indietracks Festival
JULY 26TH LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
After an excellently hectic summer of 2014 which saw the band make two trips over to Europe for a fistful of festival appearances, sell-out shows at the Scala and Hoxton Bar & Kitchen and heaps of radio fun for the 'Until The Sun Explodes' and 'Kelly' single releases the Pains headed out for a massive US tour with The New Pornographers. Along the way fierce panda released a refreshed digital version of 'Days Of Abandon' which arrived armed with five extra tracks.
And why the hecking heck not? Ostensibly a creative vehicle for singing guitarist Kip Berman (and musical friends), The Pains have been crafting supercool soundscapes since 2007 via a plethora of coloured vinyl 7" singles and a multitude of love letters from the blog community. 'Days Of Abandon' came off the back of two critically acclaimed records - 2009's self-titled debut and the 2011 follow-up, 'Belong' - that demonstrated the group's ability to shift musical registers from bedroom pop daydreams to Alternative Nation anthems.
A firm advocate of the classic album format, Berman whizzed up ten songs in 37 minutes for 'Days Of Abandon'. 'Simple And Sure' was a proud, ringing introduction to a record which rocketed from Aztec Camera to Camera Obscura in the indiepop firmament without tripping over any awkward twee roots. Teasingly for an act which infamously listed its influences as “Life, Death and The Pastels” this third album was a veritable sugar rush of melodies and moodswings which moved The Pains ever further from the lo-fi indie underground and into the sonic light.