Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Simple and Sure
Are you a person who has ever contemplated what life would be like if it was all just a series of animated GIFs strung together? No? Really? Well... okay that's probably a good thing honestly. But in case you were even just a little bit curious, Brooklyn band the Pains of Being Pure at Heart have used the video for their new single "Simple and Sure" to demonstrate just how awkward an animated gif dinner party might be.
Verdict: Sooooooooo awkward.
But the positive flip slide of this is that the new single is really lovely and catchy - and definitely an overall lighter sound for the band (which could be better or worse depending on your overall gloom index) - so even though the release date for their third LP Days of Abandon has been pushed back until May 13th we have this "springtime jam" to tide us over and I for one want to listen to it on repeat (and not in an animated GIF kind of way).
Also if you buy a ticket to one of their upcoming shows, you can get a free download of Days when it is released. Isn't that nice?
03/28 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade *
04/24 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall #
04/25 Montreal, QC Le Belmont #
04/26 Toronto, ON Legendary Horseshoe Tavern #
04/28 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle #
04/29 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock #
05/02 Vancouver, BC Fortune Sound Club #
05/03 Seattle, WA The Vera Project #
05/04 Portland, OR Holocene #
05/06 San Francisco, CA The Independent #
05/07 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour #
05/09 San Diego, CA Casbah #
05/10 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom #
05/11 Albuquerque, NM Sister #
05/13 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge #
05/15 Kansas City, MO The Record Bar #
05/16 Louisville, KY Zanzabar #
05/17 Columbus, OH Rumba Cafe #
05/18 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe #
05/19 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's #
05/21 Washington DC Rock 'n Roll Hotel #
05/22 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom #
* = w/ Eternal Summers
# = w/ Fear of Men, Ablebody