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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart covered Magnetic Fields on new single, touring Europe (stream, dates)

TPOBPAH @ Summerstage 7/7/2012 (more by Chris La Putt)

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have a new single coming out in conjunction with a fall European tour, featuring two covers. One side takes on Magnetic Fields’ “Jeremy” and on the flip it’s East River Pipe’s “My Life is Wrong.” Says keyboardist Peggy Wang of the Magnetic Fields cover:

The Magnetic Fields were a band without context. …I can look back at the time and see how the Magnetic Fields were a band that could exist outside of a context and still make me fall in love with them. I didn’t need to know if they were anyone else’s favorite band, I didn’t need to know what they looked like or where they were from or any frivolous details a hypothetical Tigerbeat interview might have divulged to me. The Magnetic Fields might have been the last band I ever unconditionally loved without ever stopping to try to understand why – just the kind of love story I hoped to one day live through.

You can stream TPOBPAH’s “Jeremy” below. The band, who last played NYC opening for Guided by Voices at Summerstage, played MusicFest Northwest in Portand, OR last month and did a KEXP session while there which included a new song, “Kelly.” You can watch them perform that below as well, along with a list of all upcoming tour dates.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “Jeremy” (Magnetic Fields cover)

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “Kelly”

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – 2012 Tour Dates
Oct 14 Oran Mor, Glasgow, United Kingdom Buy
Oct 15 Ruby Lounge, Manchester, United Kingdom Buy
Oct 16 Dingwalls, London, United Kingdom Buy
Oct 18 Stereolux, Nantes, France Buy
Oct 19 Le Trabendo, Paris, France Buy
Oct 20 LA CHAPELLE DES TRINITAIRES, Metz, France Buy
Oct 21 L’Epicerie Moderne, Lyon, France Buy
Oct 23 Astoria City, Turin, Italy
Oct 24 Circolo degli Artisti, Rome, Italy Buy
Oct 26 Covo Club, Bologna Bo, Italy
Oct 27 Looop, Padova, Italy Buy
Oct 29 Mascotte Club, Zurich, Switzerland Buy
Oct 30 Kino Siska, Ljubljana, Slovenia Buy
Oct 31 Szene, Vienna, Austria Buy
Nov 01 Ahoi! pop 2012, Linz, Austria Buy
Nov 03 Musikkantine, Augsburg, Germany Buy
Nov 04 Meet Factory, Prague, Czech Republic Buy
Nov 05 Conne Island, Leipzig, Germany Buy
Nov 06 Bi Nuu, Berlin, Germany Buy
Nov 07 Atlas, Århus C, Denmark Buy
Nov 08 Debaser, Malmo, Sweden Buy
Nov 09 Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, Sweden Buy
Nov 10 Debaser Medis, Stockholm, Sweden Buy
Nov 12 Kojaamo, Helsinki, Finland Buy
Nov 13 Be Cool, Barcelona, Spain Buy
Nov 14 Be Cool, Barcelona, Spain Buy
Nov 15 Sala López, Zaragoza, Spain Buy
Nov 16 Nave de Musica, Madrid, Spain Buy
Nov 17 Casa Da Musica, Porto, Portugal Buy

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