The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart: "Belong"/"Heart In Your Heartbreak"

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The Pains of Being Pure At Heart "Belong" by Slumberland Records

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Heart In Your Heartbreak by forcefieldpr

Via Force Field PR:

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart share new single, album artwork & more

New album, Belong, is due March 29 - expanded tour dates included below

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart had quite a run over the last eighteen months. They released their self-titled debut in February 2009 to universal acclaim, racking up features in magazines like Spin, Rolling Stone and NME, earning Best New Music status from Pitchfork, and touring the US and Europe non-stop. They began 2010 with a month-long tour of Japan, New Zealand and Australia, and wrapped it up with a series of west coast dates with labelmates Weekend and a return to England. This Spring they will be heading out on a massive North American tour with Twin Shadow, including a stop at Coachella. The band recently spoke with Pitchfork about what they've been up to - read the interview

All the while they've been working on new songs, releasing the excellent single "Say No To Love" in June 2010 and beginning work on their eagerly-anticipated second album. To help bring this new batch of tunes to life they've enlisted the help of producer Flood (Smashing Pumpkins, U2, PJ Harvey) and ace mixer Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Ride). The result is
Belong, a massive sounding album, sonically ambitious but still grounded in the peerless song-craft that The Pains are known for.

"Belong" is the second single to be taken from the album and it's a huge, in your face pop tune. Based around a massive guitar riff and booming drums, "Belong" is a perfect example of how well the band's partnership with their new production team worked. It's pure Pains all the way, but bolder, louder and more confident. The "Belong" single will be released March 15 on vinyl in the US via Slumberland and March 7 in the UK via Fortuna Pop! The album
Belong is out 3/29 on Limited Edition Colored vinyl, CD, and download via Slumberland/Collective Sounds.

03/10 Denton, TX 35 Conferette

03/11 Austin, TX Venue 222 (SXSW Interactive)
03/12 Mexico City Polyforum Siqueiros (Indie O Fest)
03/16 - 03/19 Austin, TX SXSW
03/31 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
04/01 Washington, DC Black Cat *
04/02 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle *
04/04 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club *
04/05 Atlanta, GA The Earl *
04/06 Birmingham, AL Bottletree Cafe *
04/07 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks *
04/08 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's *
04/09 Austin, TX Emo's *
04/10 Lubbock, TX Jake's
04/12 Santa Fe, NM Corazon *
04/13 Tucson, AZ Club Congress !
04/15 Indio, CA Coachella
04/18 Visalia, CA The Cellar Door *&
04/19 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall *&
04/21 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge *&
04/22 Seattle, WA The Crocodile *
04/25 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club *
04/26 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall *
04/27 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
04/28 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
04/29 Bloomington, IN Rhino's *
04/30 Columbus, OH The Basement *
05/02 Milford, CT Daniel Street *
05/03 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club *
05/06 New York, NY Webster Hall *

! w/ Warpaint, Twin Shadow, PVT, Catwalk

* w/ Twin Shadow
& w/ Catwalk

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Belong single
Street Date: March 15, 2011

A. Belong

B. I Wanna Go All The Way

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Heart In Your Heartbreak single
Street Date: Dec. 14, 2010

A. Heart In Your Heartbreak

B. The One


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