The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart have announced plans for new single 'Jeremy' b/w 'My Life Is Wrong'.
Perhaps the most successful group to emerge from Brooklyn's indie pop scene, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart have always worn their influences on their sleeve. Now the band are set to pay homage to their roots, with forthcoming single 'Jeremy' b/w 'My Life Is Wrong' featuring two cover versions.
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart recorded the tracks recently, deciding to tackle classic songs from the Magnetic Fields ('Jeremy') and East River Pipe ('My Life Is Wrong'). Here are two quotes to introduce the songs:
Peggy Wang on the Magnetic Fields - "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."
Kip Berman on East River Pipe - "Sure, it had all the prerequisites of this particular strain of indiepop -- jangly guitars, the tinny kick and snare of a drum machine, and and an intimate vocal delivery intended for living rooms and campus rec centers, not big rock clubs or arenas. But where many of F.M. Cornog’s peers sang gently about gentle things -- unrequited love or social discomfort -- his understated voice evoked a sense of grand ambition thwarted ('God knows I tried to live, this is all there is'). I heard a man striving for something far greater than he knew he could ever achieve, emerging from defeat with this undeniable pop gem as recompense for his struggle."
Stream 'Jeremy' below.
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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart are set to release 'Jeremy' b/w 'My Life Is Wrong' on October 29th.
The band have also confirmed the following shows:
14 Glasgow Oran Mor
15 Manchester Ruby Lounge
16 London Dingwalls
Photo Credit: Pavla Kopecna