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Stream the new album from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart now! Plus, catch them on Letterman on March 22

By March 11, 2011No Comments

Full SXSW schedule also announced

Album art for The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Belong


The Pains of Being Pure At Heart’s eagerly anticipated sophomore album, Belong, isn’t out til March 29, but the band has made a stream of the full album available on its website. Pains will launch a full North American tour with Twin Shadow soon, but first they will appear at SXSW (Interactive and Music Fests) as well as Denton’s 35 Conferette fest tonight. The band is also set to perform on The Late Show with David Letterman on March 22. Set your Tivos now!

To help bring their new batch of tunes to life the band enlisted the help of producer Flood (Smashing Pumpkins, U2, PJ Harvey) and ace mixer Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Ride). The result is Belong, a massive sounding album, sonically ambitious but still grounded in the peerless song-craft that The Pains are known for.

“Belong” the title track is the second single to be taken from the album and it’s a huge, in your face pop tune. Based around a massive guitar riff and booming drums, “Belong” is a perfect example of how well the band’s partnership with their new production team worked. It’s pure Pains all the way, but bolder, louder and more confident. The “Belong” single will be released March 15 on vinyl in the US via Slumberland and March 7 in the UK via Fortuna Pop! The album Belong is out 3/29 on Limited Edition Colored vinyl, CD, and download via Slumberland/Collective Sounds.


03/16 Austin, TX Emusic Party @ Beauty Bar, 4:15PM
03/17 Austin, TX Insound Party @ Club Deville, 5:00PM
03/18 Austin, TX Instore @ Waterloo, 3:30PM
03/18 Austin, TX Billboard Party @ Buffalo Billiards, 12:00AM
03/19 Austin, TX Poolside in Austin @ Cheer Up Charlie’s, 7:00PM
03/31 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
04/01 Washington, DC Black Cat *
04/02 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle *
04/04 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club *
04/05 Atlanta, GA The Earl *
04/06 Birmingham, AL Bottletree Cafe *
04/07 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks *
04/08 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s *
04/09 Austin, TX Emo’s *
04/10 Lubbock, TX Jake’s *
04/12 Sante Fe, NM Corazon *
04/13 Tucson, AZ Club Congress !
04/15 Indio, CA Coachella
04/18 Visalia, CA The Cellar Door *&
04/19 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall *&
04/21 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge *&
04/22 Seattle, WA The Crocodile *#
04/25 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club *
04/26 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall *
04/27 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall *
04/28 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall *
04/29 Bloomington, IN Rhino’s *
04/30 Columbus, OH The Basement *
05/02 Milford, CT Daniel Street *
05/03 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club *
05/06 New York, NY Webster Hall *%

! = w/ Warpaint, Twin Shadow, PVT, Catwalk
* = w/ Twin Shadow
& = w/ Catwalk
# = w/ Seapony
% = w/ Big Troubles

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Belong single
Street Date: March 15, 2011

A. Belong
B. I Wanna Go All The Way

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Heart In Your Heartbreak single
Street Date: Dec. 14, 2010

A. Heart In Your Heartbreak
B. The One


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