Posted in music | tour dates on February 25, 2014

Days of Abandon

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will release their third album, Days of Abandon, on April 22. It will be their first for new label Yebo Music. (Their first two came out on Slumberland.) That's the cover art above. Frontman Kip Berman says the new record will not be a continuation of Belong's big, uber-'90s sound:

"I didn't want to make Belonger. 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."
You can check out an album trailer below.

You may remember that TPOBPAH recently announced a hometown show happening at Rough Trade on March 28 after they play BUKU Music + Art Project. That show has since sold out, but the band since revealed that they're going on a longer tour in late April into May, which includes another NYC show on May 22 at Bowery Ballroom. That show and others on the tour are with the UK's Fear of Men, who have a debut album coming in late April, and Ablebody are on the bill too. Tickets for that show go on sale Monday, March 3 at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (2/26) at noon. There's also a presale happening right now through Soundrink with bundles availble where you can preorder the new album as well.

These upcoming will mark a new live line-up for TPOBPAH that features Drew Citron of Beverley and Avan Lava and presumably others -- the band's Facebook only lists frontman Kip Berman currently.

Both Beverly and Fear of Men play Brooklyn Night Bazaar in April. All TPOBPAH dates are listed, along with the album trailer, below...

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - "Art Smock" (trailer)

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart -- 2014 Tour Dates
03/07 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Popfest
03/08 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
03/09 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
03/12-16 - Austin, TX @ South By Southwest
03/18 - St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
03/19 - Nashville, TN @ Exit In
03/21 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
03/22 - New Orleans, LA @ Buku Music + Art Project
03/23 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
03/28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC
04/26 - Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe
04/29 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
05/02 - Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
05/06 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
05/07 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
05/10 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
05/11 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
05/16 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
05/18 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
05/19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
05/21 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
05/22 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

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Comments (13)

GTFOH with this nancy boy music.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 9:52 AM

Ohhhhhh! Painted scarfs with dandeelions!

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 10:08 AM

9:52 I like an angry top. you hung, bro?

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 10:42 AM

I enjoyed that first record but everything since has been straight up pansy boy music. This is Sesame Street type shit.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 12:40 PM

TPOBPAH and Fear of Men, I can't wait!

Posted by Anon | February 25, 2014 12:42 PM

10:42 - I'd knock you out with this D, buddy.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 1:24 PM

"pansy boy music"

When did BV become a National Rifle Association message board?

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 1:30 PM

the pain of taking a huge shit is more like it lol

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 1:30 PM

@1:30 It's "Nancy Boy Music," you Nancy Boy.

@1:30(2) I really with this band would lose a bet and have to call themselves that name.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 3:22 PM

Not enough "twee" in this song.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 3:26 PM

i hate that cover art

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 4:22 PM

The Pains of Using this Cover Art.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2014 4:17 AM

My favorite Pains Of Being Pure At Heart song. :)

Posted by Pendergrass | March 18, 2014 8:23 AM

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