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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Announce New EP, Share Cover of James’ “Laid”

Hell EP Out November 13 via Painbow

Oct 22, 2015 Bookmark and Share


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). "Hell" was originally shared in demo form back in August.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's Kip Berman commented on the EP in a press release, saying: "A couple months ago I posted a demo for the song 'Hell' and some people said, 'why don't you record that for real?' So we went over to my friend Danny's studio (House Under Magic) and recorded the track along with two cover songs - 'Ballad of the Band' by Felt and 'Laid' by James as a way to mark our forthcoming tour of Japan. The latter has lead vocals by Jen Goma, who sang on our last album and also performs with the excellent pop contortionists, A Sunny Day in Glasgow. The Felt song is really the UR-Felt song, the wry articulation of what Felt is most famous for - not being an eighth as famous as they ought to be. The song 'Hell' is about how insufferable performances of sensitivity are when there's a good song playing and someone you want to dance with."

Check out "Laid" below, followed by the EP's tracklist (and that's the cover art above). Also read our 2014 article on The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and their last album, Days of Abandon, and our bonus 2014 Q&A with Berman.

Hell EP Tracklist:

01 Hell
02 Ballad of The Band (Felt Cover)
03 Laid (James Cover)

(Via Pitchfork)



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