The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Releasing New EP and Single

One of the breakout acts of 2009 Brooklyn’s The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will be releasing an EP made up of entirely new material and a single taken from their self-titled debut album. Both releases will be available in September. The single, taken from their debut will be ‘Come Saturday’, it will feature a new track titled ‘Side Ponytail’ as the b-side, it has been described as “Uptempo, instantly catchy, and racing in just over two minutes, it’s yet another example of the seeming effortlessness with which The Pains deliver perfect pop tunes.” The release date for the single is September 8. The new EP will feature all new material. The four track release titled “Higher Than The Stars” will be released on September 22 via Slumberland on 7″, 12″, CD and digitally. The songs on the EP are described in the press release:

“Falling Over” is a brooding, synth-led tune that recalls New Order.

“Twins” turns up the fuzz – a mid-tempo rocker with a sing-along chorus and catchy-as-heck guitar lead as the hook.

“Higher Than the Stars” races along on arpeggiated keyboards and quickly strummed guitars, a perfect pop nugget that could have been ripped from Robert Smith’s songbook.

“103” is a fizzing slice of post-C86 pop with all the melody, fuzz, and fun one has come to expect from The Pains with a snazzy little stun-guitar solo to boot.

The tracklisting for both releases is below, you can see the cover for the new EP above. You can download one of their latest tracks a b-side from their ‘Young Adult Friction’ single titled ‘Ramona’.

High Than The Stars Tracklisting:
1. Falling Over
2. Twins
3. Higher Than the Stars
4. 103

Come Saturday Single Tracklisting:
1. Come Saturday
2. Side Ponytail

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Ramona [zshare]


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