Today, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart shares title track from their new EP, Hell. Of the track, Kip of the band had this to say:
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.
November 10 – Tokyo – Club Quattro
November 11 – Osaka – Club Quattro
November 28 – Hong Kong – Cockenflap Festival
November 29 – Singapore – Neon Lights Festival
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
Street Date: Nov. 13, 2015
2. Ballad of The Band (Felt Cover)
3. Laid (James Cover)