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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart prep ‘The Echo of Pleasure’ (stream a track)

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at Brooklyn Bazaar
TPOBPAH at Indie Pop Prom 2017 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart revealed last month that they’d have a new album out this year, and now details are here. It’s called The Echo of Pleasure, and it comes out July 14 via the band’s own Painbow label. Main member Kip Berman made the album with past collaborators Jen Goma (A Sunny Day In Glasgow) and Jacob Danish Sloan (Dream Diary), well as horn player Kelly Pratt (Beirut, Arcade Fire, David Byrne & St Vincent, etc). It was produced with Andy Savours, who also worked on Pains’ last album, 2014’s Days of Abandon. The lead single is “Anymore,” a dose of upbeat poppy indie rock that’s along the same lines as the Days of Abandon stuff. Listen below (via Pitchfork).

As mentioned, Pains are touring this year, including several dates with Frankie Rose (who also has a new album on the way) and Ablebody (whose Anton & Christoph Hochheim have played in Pains). They have a Northside show with Ablebody on June 9 at Music Hall of Williamsburg (tickets). Since we last spoke, Beverly (whose Drew Citron has also played in Pains) were added to that show as well.

Tracklist
01 My Only
02 Anymore
03 The Garret
04 When I Dance With you
05 The Echo of Pleasure
06 Falling Apart So Slow
07 So True
08 The Cure for Death
09 Stay

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart — 2017 Tour Dates
05-24 Bristol, England – Thekla
05-25 Manchester, England – Night & Day Café
05-27 Newcastle upon Tyne, England – Think Tank?
05-28 Glasgow, Scotland – Stereo
05-29 Leeds, England – Brudenell
05-30 London, England – Oslo Hackney
06-01 Leicester, England – The Cookie
06-02 Wolverhampton, England – Newhampton Arts Centre
06-03 Oxford, England – The Cellar
06-08 Hamden, CT – The Outer Space
06-09 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
06-14 Boston, MA – The Sinclair
06-15 New Portsmouth, NH – 3S Artspace
06-16 Montreal, Quebec – Bar Le Ritz
06-17 Toronto, Ontario – The Horseshoe Tavern
06-19 Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop
06-20 Detroit, MI – El Club
06-22 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
06-23 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
06-24 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
06-25 St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
06-27 Nashville, TN – The High Watt
06-28 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
06-30 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
07-01 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
07-02 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live Downstairs
09-22 Vancouver, British Columbia – Biltmore Cabaret
09-23 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
09-24 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
09-26 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
09-27 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
09-28 San Diego, CA – The Loft UC
10-15 Madrid, Spain – Joy Slava
10-16 Córdoba, Spain – Sala Hanger
10-17 Granada, Spain – Lemon Rock
10-19 Valencia, Spain – La Rambleta
10-20 Barcelona, Spain – Bikini
10-21 Santander, Spain – Escenario

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