• Song of the Day

    The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Go To "Hell" On New Song

    The NYC indiepop group share the first original song from their upcoming three-track EP

    Last month, we told you the beloved New York City-based indiepop band with the impossibly long name, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, has returned with a romantic cover of Manchurian band James' "Laid." The tune comes from an upcoming three-track EP Hell, and today the band has shared the title track.

    Unlike "Laid," the song is entirely sung by frontman Kip Berman. It sounds sweet and hazy, but a closer listen reveals a despondent non-future.

    Fans of '80s dream pop sounds will appreciate the Orange Juice influence on this bad boy. (The Edwyn Collins band, not the refreshing beverage, of course!)

    Listen to it above, then check out our favorite recent indie releases

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