The Pains of Being Pure at Heart announce third LP, stream new track “Art Smock”

Dayna Evans

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Brooklyn's best dreampop band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will be releasing their forthcoming third LP, Days of Abandon, on April 22 through Yebo Music. If springtime isn't the perfect time for this record to come out, we hardly know when would be better. The first track, “Art Smock”, comes layered in shiny, gauzy dream-like soundscapes and frontman Kip Berman's signature lightly lilting vocals, somewhere in between Elliott Smith and Robert Smith's beautiful ease.

You can stream “Art Smock” below and then head to TPOBPAH's website for a preorder of the record as well as a ticket to any show on their upcoming tour, dates listed below.

March
07 Baltimore, MD Ottobar *
08 Charlottesville, VA The Southern *
09 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle *
12 – 03/16 Austin, TX SXSW
18 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway *
19 Nashville, TN Exit In *
21 Birmingham, AL Bottletree *
22 New Orleans, LA BUKU
23 Atlanta, GA The Earl *
28 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade
April
24 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall #
25 Montreal, QC Le Belmont #
26 Toronto, ON Legendary Horseshoe Tavern #
28 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle #
29 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock #
May
02 Vancouver, BC Fortune Sound Club #
03 Seattle, WA The Vera Project #
04 Portland, OR Holocene #
06 San Francisco, CA The Independent #
07 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour #
09 San Diego, CA Casbah #
10 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom #
11 Albuquerque, NM Sister #
13 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge #
15 Kansas City, MO The Record Bar #
16 Louisville, KY Zanzabar #
17 Columbus, OH Rumba Cafe #
18 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe #
19 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's #
21 Washington DC Rock 'n Roll Hotel #
22 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom #

* = w/ Eternal Summers
# = w/ Fear of Men, Ablebody

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