The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart announce new single + European tour


The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have announced a new 7″ single via Slumberland Records featuring covers of two of their favourite bands, The Magnetic Fields and East River Pipe.

The single contains the first new recordings by the band since their 2011 album, ‘Belong,’ and will be available this October. The tracks Jeremy by The Magnetic Fields on the A-side and My Life is Wrong by East River Pipe on the reverse side were recorded at Rare Book Room in June. Jeremy is streaming now on the Pains of Being Pure at Heart fan tumblr here –

Peggy Wang of Pains explains why they selected The Magnetic Fields cover:

Pains 7 inch cover“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.”

Watch the video for Heart In Your Heartbreak lifted from their 2011 full length album, ‘Belong’.

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European tour dates:
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 20 La Chapelle Des Trinitaires – Metz, 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

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