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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart announce new single, Summer tour dates

By April 8, 2010No Comments

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Surfer Blood and Hooray For Earth to open

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart is set to embark on a 2 week US tour this summer with Surfer Blood and Hooray for Earth to support the release of its new single, “Say No To Love” (Slumberland Records). Having just returned from a month overseas, hitting Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, we find the Pains planning the recording of their sophomore LP, the official follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed self-titled debut.

A message from the band:

Hi Everyone!

Just a quick update form the land of Pains to let you know what we’ve been up to. 2009 was so amazing, and 2010 is shaping up to be even better. We had so much fun touring Japan, Australia and New Zealand in February and in June we’ll be touring the US to support our new single coming out on Slumberland Records, “Say No to Love.” Joining us will be two of our favorite new bands, Surfer Blood and Hooray for Earth. After that, it’s back home to New York to start making our next record!

In many ways, “Say No to Love” is pretty Pains-by-numbers. It’s got 3 chords, a fuzz pedal and lots of feelings. But instead of recording in the basement like we did for our album and both EPs, we recorded in an actual studio (Stratosphere Sound in New York). We tried hard to make it sound, as Peggy would say, “life affirming” and we’re pretty excited about how it turned out. We hope you are too.

Oh, and before I forget– sea foam green vinyl!!!


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The single is due to hit digitally and in stores on June 8th. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks on this release and information for future dates and the long-awaited sophomore album from “New York’s most endearing band.”


06/03 Milford, CT Daniel Street
06/04 Rochester, NY The German House
06/05 Buffalo, NY The Tralf
06/06 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
06/08 Memphis, TN Hi Tone Cafe
06/09 Birmingham, AL Bottletree Cafe
06/10 Tallahassee, FL The Engine Room
06/11 Orlando, FL Club at Firestone
06/12 Miami, FL Grand Central – Poplife 11
06/13 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
06/15 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
06/16 Washington, DC Black Cat

All shows w/ Surfer Blood & Hooray for Earth

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Say No To Love
Street date: June 08, 2009

1. Say No To Love
2. Lost Saint


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