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Tomorrow The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will digitally release a deluxe edition of their 2014 LP Days of Abandon, with 5 bonus tracks.  You can hear one of these bonus tracks, “Summer of Dreams” now right here.  You can pre-order the deluxe album right now via iTunes.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will join The New Pornographers on tour this Fall for a full North American run, launching in Vancouver, BC and ending at Cat’s Cradle in NC. On this tour, the band will also sell a limited edition vinyl 10″ called Abandonment Issue featuring the 5 bonus tracks from the digital deluxe version of the album – you can also pre-order that release directly from the Pains’ web store now.

The album was recorded at new Greenpoint studio House Under Magic which is owned by longtime Pains cohort Danny Taylor (ZaZa). Produced by Andy Savours (My Bloody Valentine, Patrick Wolf, Cloud Boat) and mixed by Charlie Hugall at  London’s Engine Room (Swim Deep, Florence And the Machine), The new record is the band’s most musically sophisticated to date, channeling the gilded pop optimism of bands like Aztec Camera, The House of Love and The Lightning Seeds, while maintaining The Pains’ penchant for earworm melodies and emotional candor.

“This album was a chance to push beyond Belong‘s universal style of songwriting into something that was far more personal and true to my ideals,” says Kip Berman. “I wanted the music to be joyful, lush and full of possibility, even if the subjects were often more painful to confront.”

The album artwork prominently features the work of newly celebrated South Korean artist Lee Jinju’s work The Material of Mind.

What the press is saying about The Pains of Being Pure at Heart:

“fizzy, jangly guitars and instantly memorable melodies.” -Pitchfork

“Brooklyn’s best dreampop band.” -Impose

“Dipped in dreams with sprinkles of the atmosphere on top, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are about as blissful as indie-pop gets.” -WXPN

“If Belong was Pains’ alternative anthems record, then Days of Abandon is their take on classic indie pop. Producer Andy Savours seems to boost the record’s high-end and gives it a trebly, jangle-centric ’80s sound somewhere between The Smiths and The Cure’s bouncier hits.” -Under The Radar


10/04 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom*
10/05-06 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox *
10/08 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom *
10/09 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory *
10/10 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot *
10/11 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre *
10/13 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom *
10/14 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre *
10/15 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace *
10/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern *
10/18 – San Diego, CA – North Park Theatre *
11/04 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom *
11/05 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel *
11/06 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre *
11/07 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre *
11/08 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Nites
11/10 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant *
11/11 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown *
11/12 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue*
11/13 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater *
11/14 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre *
11/15 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues *
11/17 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom *
11/18 – Hamden, CT – The Space*
11/19 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *
11/20 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
11/21 -22 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
11/23 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *


* = w/ The New Pornographers


The Pains of Being Pure At Heart

Days of Abandon – Deluxe Edition 

(Yebo Music)

Street Date: Sept. 23, 2014

Track List:

1. Art Smock
2. Simple and Sure
3. Kelly
4. Beautiful You
5. Coral and Gold
6. Eurydice
7. Masokissed
8. Until The Sun Explodes
9. Life After Life
10. The Asp at My Chest

Bonus Tracks:

11. Impossible
12. Summer of Dreams
13. The Real World
14. Poison Touch
15. Kelly (Winter Station Demo)