The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Remain 'Simple and Sure' on Joyous New Single

Indie-pop romantics usher in 'Days of Abandon' with third LP on April 22

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's 'Days of Abandon'
Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have ended their lengthy silence by sharing the first single from their upcoming third album, Days of Abandon. "Simple and Sure" tones down the fuzz found on the Brooklyn band's formidable sophomore effort, 2011's Belong, and instead relies on a refreshing blend of jangly melodies, popping handclap percussion, and buoyant vocals. "I didn't want to make Belonger," singer-guitarist Kip Berman says in a statement. "This album was a chance to step back from that universal style of songwriting to something that was far more personal, more in keeping with my original ideals. I wanted the music to be joyful and full of light, even if the subjects were often dark."

Days of Abandon was produced by Andy Savours (My Bloody Valentine, the Killers, Patrick Wolf) and is set to arrive on April 22 via Yebo Music. Find "Simple and Sure" below, followed by the Pains of Being Pure at Heart's tour dates.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart tour dates:

March 7 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *
March 8 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern *
March 9 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle *
March 12-16 - Austin, TX @ South By Southwest
March 18 - St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway *
March 19 - Nashville, TN @ Exit / In *
March 21 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree *
March 22 - New Orleans, LA @ The BUKU Music + Art Project
March 23 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
March 28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
April 24 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall #
April 25 - Montreal, Quebec @ Le Belmont #
April 26 - Toronto, Ontario @ Horseshoe Tavern #
April 28 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle #
April 29 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock #
May 2 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Fortune Sound Club #
May 3 - Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project #
May 4 - Portland, OR @ Holocene #
May 6 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent #
May 7 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour #
May 9 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah #
May 10 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom #
May 11 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sister #
May 13 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge #
May 15 - Kansas CIty, MO @ The Record Bar #
May 16 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar #
May 17 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe #
May 18 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe #
May 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's #
May 21 - Washington, D.C. @ Rock 'n' Roll Hotel #
May 22 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom #

* with Eternal Summers
# with Fear of Men

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