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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – “Kelly” Video

Back in May, the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart released their third studio album, Days Of Abandon. Now, to match their delightful brand of indie pop, the band releases an aesthetically pleasant, thematically light video for the album's third track, "Kelly," which features Jen Goma of A Sunny Day In Glasgow. Directed by… More »

By: Ethan Jacobs / October 23, 2014

Watch The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Soundtrack A Hershey’s Commercial

Have you ever listened to the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and thought, "Gee, this would be really great for selling chocolate?" Well, someone over at Hershey's clearly has, because there's a new Hershey's commercial soundtracked by the joyously infectious single "Simple And Sure" off the indie-pop crew's newest album, Days Of Abandon. More »

By: Peter Helman / October 6, 2014

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – “Summer Of Dreams”

The deluxe edition of the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart's third full-length, Days Of Abandon, came out today, complete with five bonus tracks including "Poison Touch" and this one, a warm and fluttery song called "Summer Of Dreams." It's another strong b-side that easily could have fit in on the album, but it… More »

By: James Rettig / September 22, 2014

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – “Poison Touch”

Earlier this year, Kip Berman's Brooklyn indie-pop crew the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart returned from a too-long hiatus with the new album Days Of Abandon; their single "Simple And Sure" was one of the most purely charming pieces of old-school twee we've heard in years. Next week, the band will release a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 18, 2014

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – “Until The Sun Explodes” Video

Days Of Abandon, the latest batch of gorgeously gleaming indie-pop from the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, is out this week. To mark the occasion, the band has released a video for "Until The Sun Explodes," which depicts them as members of Jem And The Holograms. The song is straight fire, and the visual… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 14, 2014

Stream The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Days Of Abandon

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart have already debuted a bunch of songs from their forthcoming Days Of Abandon, including singles "Simple And Sure" and "Eurydice," and now that the LP's release is less than a week away, they're streaming the whole thing in the form of an album-length lyric video. Check… More »

By: Michael Nelson / May 7, 2014

Ablebody – “After Hours”

Christoph and Anton Hochheim are probably best known for their involvement in Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, and to a much lesser extent the now defunct shoegaze/chiptune group Depreciation Guild (whose initial releases were so dear to me in high school that I actually quietly boycotted Pains when they first came out). The twi… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 16, 2014

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – “Eurydice”

New York indie-poppers the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart are back with their new album Days Of Abandon next month, and they just about knocked us dead with the LP's first single "Simple And Sure." They've now shared single number two, and it's nearly as impressive. "Eurydice" sticks with the band's early-'90s dream-po… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 15, 2014

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Let's take a moment for Dave Brockie, better known as Gwar's Oderus Urungus, who died suddenly earlier this week. For decades, Brockie helped to pioneer a distinctly DIY music-video aesthetic. With no YouTube and no TV channels willing to play their videos, Gwar went full-on disgusting, turning every video into a mini-Evil Dead video… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 28, 2014

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – “Simple And Sure” Video

Kip Berman's Brooklyn indie-pop group the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart have been away for a while, but they're back this spring with their new album Days Of Abandon, and first single "Simple And Sure" is an absolute ray of sunshine. The song's new BANGS-directed video is built on the idea of live-actio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 25, 2014

Watch The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Debut New Songs At Baltimore Popfest

Last weekend was the second annual Baltimore Popfest, and the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart were the headliners for the event. The band played an hourlong set that was mostly composed of new songs from their upcoming third LP Days Of Abandon, including the previously heard "Art Smock" and "Simple And Sure."… More »

By: James Rettig / March 10, 2014

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The music gods were really kind this week. We had maybe a dozen legit songs in contention for this week's 5 Best, and and when we finally narrowed it down five, we could barely even find a way to rank them, because any of them would have been a worthy choice for No. 1. Heck,… More »

By: Stereogum / February 28, 2014

Q&A: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart’s Kip Berman On Days Of Abandon, The Band’s New Lineup, And The Folly Of Double Vinyl

Judging from what little we've heard so far -- lead single "Simple And Sure," a snippet of intro "Art Smock" -- the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart's upcoming third album Days Of Abandon marks a significant scaling back from the arena shoegaze grandeur of 2011's Belong. But it's also not just a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 28, 2014

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – “Simple And Sure”

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, the Brooklyn masters of '90s-style indie-pop, went a little bleary on their last album, 2011's shoegaze/dream-pop-influenced Belong. But on their forthcoming third LP, the just-announced Days Of Abandon, they've gone a different direction. In a press release, frontman Kip Berman says, "I didn't want to make Belonger. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 27, 2014

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Days Of Abandon Details

Belong, the sophomore album from the great New York indie-pop band the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, came out way the hell back in 2011, and I think I speak for all of us when I say that a new Pains album would go down really well right about now. And lucky us:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 25, 2014

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we've ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we're looking forward to hearing, enjoying,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – “Belong” Video (Previously Unreleased)

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart released their shimmering sophomore set Belong more than two years ago, but directors Brad and Brian Palmer's video for the title track hadn't surfaced until frontman Kip Berman posted it on his Tumblr this morning. The stark black and white cinematography has little in common with producer… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 2, 2013

MusicfestNW 2012 In Photos

Yesterday, Portland's MusicFestNW wrapped up five days of concerts at over a dozen venues throughout the city. Among the acts who performed were Passion Pit, Beirut, Girl Talk, Dinosaur Jr., Flying Lotus, Swans, Fucked Up, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Wild Nothing, Purity Ring, and DIIV. Autumn Andel was on hand to capture… More »

By: Stereogum / September 10, 2012

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – “Jeremy” (Magnetic Fields Cover)

Earlier today, the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart premiered a new track -- a cover of the Magnetic Fields' "Jeremy" -- on a fan's Tumblr, which is a pretty awesome move. Taking the good vibes even further, the band's Peggy Wang wrote an extended note about her personal relationship to Magnetic Fields'… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 7, 2012

Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012

Ever since I was old enough to complain, my dad took great pleasure in the act of dragging my always-resistant ass to music festivals. A summer full of glorious music for him meant a summer full of unstifled groans from me. His taste in music back then -- folk, folk, and nothing but folk --… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / September 4, 2012
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