Everything Pains at Being Pure at Heart

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We’ve now got the deets on The Pains at Being Pure at Heart‘s debut album, which will be coming out on the newly reinvigorated Slumberland Records (and on Fortuna Pop in the UK), which is also releasing The Crystal Stilts’ debut this fall, and the new one from caUSE co-MOTION. Here’s the tracklist:

1. Contender
2. Come Saturday
3. Young Adult Friction
4. This Love is Fucking Right
5. The Tenure Itch
6. Stay Alive
7. Everything With You
8. A Teenager in Love
9. Hey Paul
10. Gentle Sons

Given their warm, fuzzy sound, it seems entirely appropriate that the album was mixed by Archie Moore of Velocity Girl and tres-influential Black Tambourine. (And Heartworms and The Saturday People for you completists out there.) We’re going to have to wait till early ’09 for the whole shebang, but it’s first single, “Everything with You,” will be out on 7″ this fall… and on MP3 right now:

MP3: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Everything with You

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Two more of the album’s tracks are available on the band’s MySpace: the lovely, jangling “Stay Alive” and a rerecording of “Come Saturday” which is the closest they’ve come to capturing the umph and volume of their live shows. (And does it remind anyone else of Teenage Fanclub’s “Starsign”?) Also on their MySpace: some curious TBD dates in Sweden — look out, Malmo?

Meanwhile, TPOBPAH are playing The Dead Herring House ( 141 S. 5th st. 1E) in Williamsburg this Friday with Baby Teardrops and the German Measels, whose singer is, according to TPOBPAH’s Kip Berman, “the guitarist from caUSE co-MOTION’s non-identical twin”… for what it’s worth.

Also, I caught the band’s show last month at Twee as Fuck’s first NYC party at Cake Shop and shot footage of them performing “The Tenure Itch.” It’s been on my YouTube page for a while but never posted it here, which I am now rectifying. Picture could be brighter but I think the sound is actually quite good:

I also reviewed their performance at NYC Popfest.