The Pains of Being Pure at Heart — at Landmark, in Bergen Norway, August 13, 2014

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Watch: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - “So True” Video

The Echo of Pleasure Out Now via Painbow

Sep 20, 2017

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart released a new albumThe Echo of Pleasure, at the start of the month (September 1) via the band's own label, Painbow. Previously they shared Echo songs "Anymore," "My Only," and "When I Dance With You," as well as a video for "When I Dance With You." Now they have shared a video for "So True." More

Sep 08, 2017

If you support Under the Radar's Patreon page at the minimum contribution of at least $1.00 a month you get access to our Patreon-only feed featuring exclusive content only available to Patreon supporters.  More

Listen: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - “My Only”

The Echo of Pleasure Due Out September 1 via Painbow

Aug 17, 2017

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are releasing a new albumThe Echo of Pleasure, on September 1 via the band's own label, Painbow. Previously they shared Echo songs "Anymore" and "When I Dance With You," as well as a video for "When I Dance With You." Now they have shared another song from the album, "My Only." More

Watch: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - “When I Dance With You” Video

The Echo of Pleasure Due Out September 1 via Painbow

Jul 27, 2017

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are releasing a new album, The Echo of Pleasure, on September 1 via the band's own label, Painbow. Previously they shared Echo songs "Anymore" and "When I Dance With You." Now "When I Dance With You" has a fun video in which the band are in black & white against colorful backgrounds.  More

Listen: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - “When I Dance With You”

The Echo of Pleasure Due Out September 1 via Painbow

Jun 12, 2017

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are now releasing a new albumThe Echo of Pleasure, on September 1 via the band's own label, Painbow (it was originally announced as a July 14 release). Previously they shared its first single, "Anymore." More

May 15, 2017

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have announced a new album, The Echo of Pleasure, and shared its first single, "Anymore." The Echo of Pleasure is due out July 14 via the band's own label, Painbow.  More

Apr 04, 2017

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (the project of Kip Berman) have announced some summer tour dates. Frankie Rose will support some of the dates.  More

Jan 20, 2017

Is There Another Language? is a new charity compilation available now via Bandcamp curated by Ben TO Smith of Gezellig Records and Peter McCarville of Best Friend. More

Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard to Cover Teenage Fanclub’s “Bandwagonesque” Album

For Sounds Delicious Vinyl Series Also Featuring Local Natives, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and More

Dec 13, 2016

Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard is set to cover Teenage Fanclub's 1991 album Teenage Fanclub's Bandwagonesque in its entirety. It will be released on limited edition vinyl (with a download card) as part of Turntable Kitchen's Sounds Delicious vinyl subscription series.  More

Dec 29, 2015

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart recently released a brand new EP, entitled Hell, via their own label Painbow. Now the band has shared a video for the EP's title track, "Hell." The simple black & white clip has a jerky stop and start feel and features the band performing the song in different outfits.  More

Listen: A Sunny Day In Glasgow - “Hey, You’re Mine (The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Remix)”

Planning Weed Like It's Acid / Life Is Loss EP Out Now via Mis Ojos Discos

Dec 10, 2015

Last month A Sunny Day in Glasgow released a brand new double EP entitled Planning Weed Like It's Acid / Life Is Loss via Mis Ojos Discos. Now the EP's "Hey, You're Mine" has been remixed by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, who just dropped their own new EP, HellMore

Nov 24, 2015

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart just released a brand new EP, entitled Hell, via their own label Painbow. But that hasn't stopped the band sharing a cover of Tori Amos' "China," which isn't even featured on the EP and which frontman Kip Berman describes as a "simple home demo." More

Real Estate, Yo La Tengo, Cults, Drums, and More Donate Songs to Aid Surfer Blood’s Thomas Fekete

Guided By Voices, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Others Also Aid in Cancer Appeal

Nov 11, 2015

Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete has been battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer. His health insurance has been covering more than six months of regular chemotherapy treatments, but does not cover an alternative treatment plan he's also been undergoing. As Fekete is unable to work and tour he's been relying on fan and friend donations to his GoFundMe page to help pay for treatments. More

Listen: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - “Hell”

Hell EP Out This Friday via Painbow

Nov 10, 2015

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are releasing a brand new EP, entitled Hell, this Friday (November 13) via their own label Painbow. Hell has three tracks: the title track, a cover of "Laid" by James (which they shared last month), and a cover of Felt's "Ballad of the Band." Now the band has shared "Hell," which was originally shared in demo form back in August. More

Oct 22, 2015

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have announced a brand new EP, entitled Hell, for release on November 13 via their own label Painbow. Hell has three tracks: the title track, a cover of "Laid" by James, and a cover of Felt's "Ballad of the Band." Below you can listen to their cover of "Laid," which is fairly close to the original apart from the lead vocals being sung by a female (Jen Goma, also of A Sunny Day in Glasgow).  More

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Share Two Unreleased Demos From Last Album

"Hell" and "A Light" Originally Demoed for Days of Abandon

Aug 25, 2015

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have shared two unreleased demos. "Hell" and "A Light" were originally intended for last year's Days of Abandon album. More

Oct 23, 2014

The video for The Pains of Being Pure at Heart cut “Kelly,” features the band members being engulfed in kaleidoscopic points of light. More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Andy Stott, Slow Club, and More

Plus New Tracks from Mark Lanegan Band, Baths, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Happyness, Marianne Faithfull, Puro Instinct, Alvvays, His Name Is Alive, and Others

Sep 26, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by Kendrick Lamar, Andy Stott, Slow Club, Mark Lanegan Band, Baths, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Happyness, Marianne Faithfull, Puro Instinct, Alvvays, His Name Is Alive, Hudson Mohawke, Alexander Von Mehren, Andras Fox, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here.  More

Listen: The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - “Summer of Dreams”

Off Deluxe Edition of Days of Abandon, Out Now

Sep 23, 2014

This week The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have released a deluxe edition of their third full-length album Days of Abandon. More

Listen: The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - “Impossible”

Off Deluxe Edition of Days of Abandon

Sep 22, 2014

Releasing their excellent third LP Days of Abandon this year, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are all set to deliver a deluxe edition of the album this week. More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring SBTRKT, Wild Beasts, Flying Lotus, and More

Plus New Tracks from Fear of Men covering Ty Segall, Jessie Ware, Caribou, Peaking Lights, Zola Jesus, Sharon Van Etten, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Angel Olsen, Korallreven, The Twilight Sad, Allo Darlin', Jungle, and Others

Sep 19, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by SBTRKT, Wild Beasts (remixed by Foals), Flying Lotus, Fear of Men covering Ty Segall, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Angel Olsen, Jessie Ware, Caribou, Peaking Lights, Zola Jesus, Sharon Van Etten (remixed by The Juan MacLean), Korallreven, The Twilight Sad, Allo Darlin', Jungle, Cloud Nothings, Beat Connection, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here.  More

Listen: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “Poison Touch”

The deluxe version of Days Of Abandon Streets Sept 22 on Fierce Panda

Sep 18, 2014

On Sept 22, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will release a deluxe version of their excellent third album, Days of Abandon More

Aug 15, 2014

On Wednesday, August 13, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart performed at Landmark in Bergen, Norway. More

Subscribe for Two Years and Get a Free CD and Complimentary Digital Magazine Access

Includes Albums by The War on Drugs, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Temples, Liars, Mac DeMarco, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Charli XCX, and More

Jul 15, 2014

Take out a two-year print subscription to Under the Radar and receive a free CD in the mail. Current choices include recent albums by The War on Drugs, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Temples, Liars, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Charli XCX, Mac DeMarco, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Kevin Drew (of Broken Social Scene), Connan Mockasin, and more. More

Under the Radar Announces the June/July Issue Featuring Future Islands on the Cover

Also featuring interviews with Slowdive, Slow Club, First Aid Kit, Lykke Li, James McAvoy, The Horrors, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The War on Drugs vs. Sharon Van Etten, and More

May 23, 2014

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the June/July issue, which is on newsstands now. It features Future Islands on the cover as well as interviews with Slow ClubLykke Li, The Pains of Being Pure at HeartThe Horrors, SlowdiveThe War on Drugs vs. Sharon Van EttenFirst Aid KitJames McAvoyJohn Slattery, tUnE-yArDs, and more. More

May 14, 2014

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart’s third album Days of Abandon is out now. Among the sweet pop tracks, perhaps the most immediate is “Until the Sun Explodes,” an anthemic tune about the fizzy feelings of love. More

Check Out Photos of Ablebody, Fear of Men, and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Last Night at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA

May 08, 2014

Last night AblebodyFear of Men, and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart performed at The Troubadour in West Hollywood.  More

May 07, 2014

Next week The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will release their third pop opus, Days of AbandonMore

Listen: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - “Eurydice”

New Album Days of Abandon Out May 13

Apr 15, 2014

Recently pushing the release of their upcoming third LP Days of Abandon from April 22 to May 13, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have premiered the latest piece of music off the effort, "Eurydice." More

Mar 25, 2014

“Simple and Sure” a single from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart’s forthcoming album Days of Abandon has gotten the video treatment. More

Under the Radar’s SXSW Parties Start Today - Come See EMA, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Future

12 - 6 PM at the Flamingo Cantina - Today's Lineup Also Features Casual Sex, Connan Mockasin, Lost in the Trees, and Saintseneca

Mar 12, 2014

Under the Radar's SXSW 2014 parties kick off today at the Flamingo Cantina (515 E. 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701, on 6th Street and Red River). EMA headlines today's party and the lineup also includes The Pains of Being Pure at HeartFuture IslandsConnan MockasinLost in the TreesCasual Sexand Saintseneca. More

Under the Radar’s Three SXSW Day Parties to Feature Charli XCX, EMA, Future Islands, and Many More

Lineups Also Includes We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Connan Mockasin, Arthur Beatrice, Gruff Rhys, The Mary Onettes, Small Black, Thumpers, Woman's Hour, and Others

Feb 28, 2014

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for our three SXSW 2014 day parties, taking place on Wednesday, March 12, Thursday, March 13, and Friday, March 14. Lineups include Charli XCXEMAThe Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Future Islands, Connan MockasinWe Were Promised JetpacksThe Mary Onettes, Small Black, ThumpersYamantaka // Sonic Titan, Arthur Beatrice, Gruff Rhys, Woman's Hour, and many others. More

Feb 27, 2014

Indie rock quintet The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have shared the first single from their upcoming album, Days of Abandon. It's a bright, summery tune that departs slightly from the crunchy '90s-indebted sound of 2011's Belong. More

Feb 25, 2014

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have announced the release of their third full-length, Days of AbandonMore

Dec 03, 2013

In 2011 Brooklyn pop shoegazers The Pains of Being Pure at Heart released their excellent sophomore LP BelongMore

Digital Version of Under the Radar’s Best of 2011 Issue Contains 100 Pages of Bonus Content

Additional Bonus Interviews With: Future Islands, Metronomy, Zola Jesus and More

Mar 10, 2012

Just a reminder that the not-to-be-missed digital version of Under the Radar’s “Best of 2011” issue (available for Mac, PC, iPad, and Android via Zinio here) includes the same articles that appear in the printed version—plus 100 extra pages of editorial content not found in the print edition. Included are extra photos of BeirutBon IverThe HorrorsM83Slow ClubSummer Camp, and tUnE-yArDs. The digital version features exclusive bonus interviews with Big Black DeltaFuture IslandsHooray for EarthLanterns on the LakeMetronomyThe Pains of Being Pure at HeartReal EstateThe War on DrugsWild Flag, and Zola Jesus. More

Feb 27, 2012

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have announced the release of Acid Reflex, a Record Store Day EP featuring remixed tracks from the group's standout 2011 album Belong. More

Under the Radar Announces Best of 2011 Issue Featuring Three Covers: Bon Iver, M83, and The Horrors

Plus: Florence and the Machine, Beirut, PJ Harvey, Anna Calvi, SBTRKT, R.E.M., and more

Dec 23, 2011

Under the Radar's Best of 2011 Issue has shipped out to subscribers and will be hitting newsstands soon. The issue features three unique covers, each featuring an artist behind one of our Top 5 albums of the year: M83The Horrors, and Bon Iver. The issue also takes a look back at other artists who have made a splash in 2011, including BeirutAnna CalviEMAFlorence and the MachineGang Gang DanceNeon IndianPJ HarveyR.E.M.SBTRKT, Slow ClubSt. VincentSummer Camp, tUnE-yArDs, and Yuck. More

Surfer Blood Announce New EP and Tour

Tarot Classics Due In October

Aug 08, 2011

Surfer Blood have announced their Tarot Classics EP, due October 25 via Kanine. More

Jul 07, 2011

Already in the midst of a heavy summer tour schedule The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have mapped out a number of additional shows leading into the fall. More

Pygmalion Music Festival Adds 5th Day

Headliners Include The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Explosions in the Sky, Cut Copy, and Much More

Jun 28, 2011

Pygmalion Music Festival, held in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, will take place September 21-25. More

Watch: The Kills “Future Starts Slow” Video

Check Out Fall North American Tour Dates And More Videos

Jun 23, 2011

Bluesy-punk duo The Kills have released a video for the second single from their most recent album Blood Pressures. More

Mar 30, 2011

With the release of their sophomore LP Belong hitting store shelves yesterday, Brooklyn pop shoegazers The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have unveiled the video for the record's first single, "Heart in Your Heartbreak."  More

Mar 23, 2011

For those of you who were too tired to make it through a number of opening monologues, celebrity chats, and your obligatory Top Ten List, yesterday featured a number of worthy performances on the late night circuit. More

Mar 11, 2011

Brooklyn indie-pop upstarts The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have made their upcoming second LP, Belong available for everyone to stream in its entirety. More

Feb 03, 2011

The next in a line of singles leading up to their new album (out March 29), today The Pains of Being Pure at Heart released title cut, “Belong.”  We have the track.  More

Jan 06, 2011

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are taking to the open road. Joining the poppers will be Twin Shadow—who produced our second favorite debut last year.We have the dates. More

Nov 03, 2010

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart are in the studio working on the follow-up to last year's self-titled debut. While the album is slated for a March 2011 release, the band has released a sample of their upcoming work, “Heart in Your Heartbreak.” More

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Set to Release New Album, Single

Sophomore Full Length Due in March 2011, Preceded by Single in November

Oct 18, 2010

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are set to release the follow-up to their 2010 self-titled debut LP early next year, along with a single culled from the album in November. We have the details. More

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart to Release New EP, Single

They're Also Touring With Girls, The Depreciation Guild and Cymbals Eat Guitars

Jul 23, 2009

Dreamy pop freshmen The Pains of Being Pure at Heart already have an amazing self-titled debut full-length under their belts in 2009, but they're not likely to rest on their laurels. More

Check Out Photos of Pitchfork Music Festival Day Two

Photos of Fucked Up, Beirut, Final Fantasy, Plants and Animals, Lindstrøm, Doom, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Yeasayer

Jul 19, 2009

The Pitchfork Music Festival continued yesterday in Chicago and we sent photographer Andrew Reed Weller down to capture the day two action. Check out his photos of Fucked Up, Beirut, Final Fantasy, Plants and Animals, Lindstrøm, Doom, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Yeasayer. More


Interviews

Aug 05, 2014

Kip Berman can speak at length about music history, eloquently mull over the idea of success, and articulately explain why the word "twee" has lost its power. But The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's frontman (and only constant member) admits that he also loves a good old-fashioned play on words. More

Aug 04, 2014

"Life is complexit's complex for everyone," The Pains of Being Pure at Heart frontman Kip Berman observes over a plate of breakfast tacos. "It isn't just dark for people who are in bands. That's something that bugs me, when bands say, 'We just feel more because we're artists!' No, everyone feels the same amount of feelings. Just because you can pick up a guitar and write a song about it doesn't make it any more valid than anyone else."  More


Reviews

The Echo of Pleasure

The Echo of Pleasure

Painbow

Aug 30, 2017

After The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's self-titled 2009 debut album, leader, vocalist, and only constant band member Kip Berman has moved further away from the fuzzy indie-pop sound that brought him and his band well-deserved attention.  More

Hell EP

Hell EP

Painbow

Dec 29, 2015

Since forming in 2007, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have released three full-length albums along with a series of 7" singles and EPs. While the albums are all very good to excellent, they tend to try out ideas that would be otherwise out of place on their EPs and occasionally that leaves weaker material.  More

Days of Abandon

Days of Abandon

Yebo Music

May 12, 2014

Brooklyn's Pains of Being Pure at Heart, the pop vehicle for songwriter Kip Berman and a rotating circle of musician-friends, continues to shift and contort its sound three albums deep into its discography. More

Coachella 2011 Day 1 Recap: Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Gayngs, Robyn, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill

Apr 16, 2011

Following numerous complaints of last year's festival being far too crowded, this year Goldenvoice the organizers of Coachella 2011 made significant changes to address that concern. A wristband with a microchip is now necessary at all time during the festival, scanned at no fewer than two checkpoints on the way into the festival. Additionally, they also sold less tickets than last year. The result of both thus far (it might just be that many attendees couldn't get Friday off from work) is a greatly improved experience. Even during headliner Kings of Leon there was plenty of room to maneuver and find a decent spot to watch the show. So in that respect, it's already a great improvement on last year. This year's music started off with an impressive array of talent, but had little in the way of jaw-dropping moments the festival has become famous for. More

Belong

Belong

Slumberland

Apr 13, 2011

We’ll spare you the lazy rock critic tendency to name drop and inventory all the influences at work on the new Pains of Being Pure at Heart record. It shouldn’t be that hard to work out on your own.  More