Posted in music | tour dates on January 6, 2011

by Bill Pearis

Pains

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are soon to be back with their second album, Belong, which is out in March. The band have left behind the reverb-heavy sound of their debut into sonic clarity thanks to producer Flood (Smashing Pumpkins' Melon Collie..., Depeche Mode's Violator, U2's Achtung Baby) and mixing talents of shoegaze impresario Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Blonde Redhead). It still sounds like The Pains, just beefed up a little, which is more in line with what they're like live these days.

The album's first single, "Heart in Your Heartbreak," was released last month on Slumberland and you can stream both sides of the 7" at the bottom of this post. Shortly after Belong's release, TPOBPAH will head out on tour with opener Twin Shadow, including a May 6 show at Webster Hall. (On-sale date TBA.) It also seems likely there'll be an NYC record release show before this tour starts, but no word yet.

All TPOBPAH / Twin Shadow 2011 tour dates are below.

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - 2011 Tour Dates
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*
04.12 - Santa Fe, NM - VFW*
04.18 - Visalia, CA - The Cellar Door*&
04.19 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall*&
04.20 - 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/ Twin Shadow
& = w/ Catwalk

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Comments (22)

Tix go on-sale on Friday, January 14th at Noon.

Posted by Brian | January 6, 2011 1:43 PM

these guys aren't really fans of trying anything new huh

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 1:51 PM

will someone suicide bomb these geeks already? christ

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 1:51 PM

The toughest looking band out there... Crowbar watch out!

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 1:51 PM

That band is dangerous! Just looking at that press photo makes me want to pull the blankets up over my head.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 1:57 PM

Twee Overload

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 1:58 PM

Not a testicle to spare here.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 2:12 PM

sensible matchup

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 2:13 PM

agree at 2:13

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 2:43 PM

this band sucks

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 3:20 PM

Whatever, All the posters on this forum will be buying/DLing the new album when it drops. Their last album was amazing, and you all know it.

Suckers.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 3:21 PM

two bands that are way overrated and aren't doing anything original and/or inventive with their music. pitchfork sponsored snoozefest!

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 3:24 PM

3:21, incorrect on all counts.

hooks > looks

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 3:55 PM

3:55

You talking Akron, OH slang?!?

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 4:21 PM

Panda Panda Panda Panda Panda Panda Panda...Me likeys the panda bear!

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 4:32 PM

3:21: Can't really out anonymous people that way on this site, haha.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 5:13 PM

the pains of being pure at heart have no heart or testicles.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 7:58 PM

Big Troubles also playing the Webster Hall NYC date

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2011 9:18 PM

I'll take the dude on the left after the band breaks up.

Posted by Jamal | January 7, 2011 1:16 AM

I like this bands first record a lot, but they are incredibly dull live. They need to turn up the amps and stop being so cutesy. They'd be way cooler if they rocked feedbacky loud distortion.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 1:30 AM

obvious coachella hole is pretty fucking obvious

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 5:27 AM

In prison the guys from this band would be used as currency

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 2:00 PM

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