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

By September 11, 2012No Comments

STREAM: “Jeremy” (Magnetic Fields cover)

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are pleased to announce a new 7″ single on Slumberland featuring covers of two of their favorite bands ever, The Magnetic Fields and East River Pipe. The single marks the first new recordings from the band since their 2011 album, Belong, and will be available this October. The single was recorded in June at Rare Book Room, and features “Jeremy” by The Magnetic Fields as the A-side with “My Life is Wrong” by East River Pipe on the flip. “Jeremy” is streaming now at the Pains fan tumblr

Peggy Wang of Pains explains her personal connection to The Magnetic Fields:

“The Magnetic Fields, for me, were part of an immature phase. I know that has negative connotations, but in hindsight, I don’t think I could have fallen harder for any other band at any other time in my life. I had the kind of naive scrawl-their-name-on-my-notebook fixation that any young teenybopper would have had, except back then, I didn’t have the luxury of the internet to find out much about my favorite band, and I didn’t live in a big city where I might hope to catch a glimpse of my teen idols as they rolled through town. There wasn’t even a fan club for me to join. The Magnetic Fields were a band without context.”

Now that I’m older, I can look back at the time and see how the Magnetic Fields were a band that could exist outside of a context and still make me fall in love with them. I didn’t need to know if they were anyone else’s favorite band, I didn’t need to know what they looked like or where they were from or any frivolous details a hypothetical Tigerbeat interview might have divulged to me.

The Magnetic Fields might have been the last band I ever unconditionally loved without ever stopping to try to understand why – just the kind of love story I hoped to one day live through.”

Tour Dates

Sep 07 Portland OR Music Fest NW @ Star Theater
Oct 14 Oran Mor Glasgow, United Kingdom
Oct 15 Ruby Lounge Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 16 Dingwalls London, United Kingdom
Oct 18 Stereolux Nantes, France
Oct 19 Le Trabendo Paris, France
Oct 21 L’Épicerie Moderne Lyon, France
Oct 23 Astoria City Turin, Italy
Oct 24 Circolo degli Artisti Rome, Italy
Oct 26 Covo Club Bologna Bo, Italy
Oct 27 Looop Padova, Italy
Oct 29 Mascotte Club Zurich, Switzerland
Oct 30 Kino Siska Ljubljana, Slovenia
Oct 31 Szene Vienna, Austria
Nov 01 Ahoi! pop 2012 Linz, Austria
Nov 03 Musikkantine Augsburg, Germany
Nov 04 Meet Factory Prague, Czech Republic
Nov 05 Conne Island Leipzig, Germany
Nov 06 Bi Nuu Berlin, Germany
Nov 07 Aarhaus Atlas Tann, Germany
Nov 08 Debaser Malmo, Sweden
Nov 09 Sticky Fingers Gothenburg, Sweden
Nov 10 Debaser Medis Stockholm, Sweden
Nov 12 Kojaamo Helsinki, Finlandr

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Jeremy b/w My Life is Wrong
Street Date: Oct. 9, 2012

A: “Jeremy” (Magnetic Fields)
B: “My Life Is Wrong” (East River Pipe)

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