Published Feb 25, 2014Yesterday (February 24), Brooklyn indie pop crew the Pains of Being Pure at Heart hinted at the release of their third LP via an album trailer. Today, they've confirmed our suspicions with the album's full details.
The teaser video contained the phrase "Days of Abandon," and it just so turns out that that's the album's title. Days of Abandon was produced by Andy Savours, who has previously worked with My Bloody Valentine, the Kills and Sigur Rós.
In a press release, frontman Kip Berman explained that he wanted to shift away from what the band did on their 2011 effort Belong. "I didn't want to make Belonger," he said. "This album was a chance to step back from that universal style of songwriting to something that was far more personal, more in keeping with my original ideals. I wanted the music to be joyful and full of light, even if the subjects were often dark."
Days of Abandon's cover art is called The Material of the Mind, and comes from South Korean artist Lee Jinju, and can be viewed above. The album's tracklisting is available below along with the band's upcoming tour dates and the album trailer.
Look for Days of Abandon to hit shelves on April 22 via Yebo Music.
UPDATE: The album has been delayed and will now arrive on May 13.
Days of Abandon:
1. Art Smock
2. Simple and Sure
4. Beautiful You
5. Coral and Gold
8. Until The Sun Explodes
9. Life After Life
10. The Asp at My Chest
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