Brooklyn indie-pop fuzz-mongers the Pains of Being Pure at Heart have been dropping hints about their upcoming third LP, and now their plans seem to be getting more concrete, since they've unveiled a new promo video (with a possible album title) and expanded their tour schedule.
In March, the band will team up with Eternal Summers for a U.S. tour surrounding SXSW. They will resume touring later in the spring for more North American dates; this latest leg is still coming together, but it includes gigs in Toronto and Vancouver, plus a number of U.S. shows. At least some of the dates are with Fear of Men and Ablebody.
Expect the gaps in the schedule to be fleshed out very soon; in the meantime, see the currently confirmed itinerary below.
Scroll past that to watch a minute-long trailer called "Art Smock." It's a shaky black and white clip that's filled with snowy imagery. The accompanying song is an uncharacteristically quiet acoustic ballad, and the trailer ends with the words Days of Abandon. There's no information beyond this, but we're guessing that's the new album title.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's most recently album was 2011's Belong.
UPDATE: The full tour schedule is now below. Also, the band have confirmed that their next LP will be called Days of Abandon, which arrives on April 22 through Yebo.
03/07 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar *
03/08 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern *
03/09 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle *
03/12-16 Austin, TX - South By Southwest
03/18 St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway *
03/19 Nashville, TN - Exit / In *
03/21 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree *
03/22 New Orleans, LA - The BUKU Music + Art Project
03/23 Atlanta, GA - The Earl *
03/28 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
04/24 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall #
04/25 Montreal, QC - Le Belmont #
04/26 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern #
04/28 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle #
04/29 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock #
05/02 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club #
05/03 Seattle, WA - The Vera Project #
05/04 Portland, OR - Holocene #
05/06 San Francisco, CA - The Independent #
05/07 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour #
05/09 San Diego, CA - The Casbah #
05/10 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom #
05/11 Albuquerque, NM - Sister #
05/13 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge #
05/15 Kansas CIty, MO - The Record Bar #
05/16 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar #
05/17 Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe #
05/18 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe #
05/19 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's #
05/21 Washington, DC - Rock 'n' Roll Hotel #
05/22 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom #
* with Eternal Summers
# with Fear of Men