The Pains of Being Pure At Heart’s second album, Belong, released March 29th, is also now streaming on the band’s website. Pains began their full North American tour with Twin Shadow last night in Philadelphia.

Producer Flood (Smashing Pumpkins, U2, PJ Harvey) and heady mixer Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Ride) were enlisted to help Pains’ newest songs sound as massive and sweetly chorus-driven as possible.

“Belong,” the big and bold title track, is the second single, based around a memorable refrain, guitar riff and booming drums, the perfect cross between the band’s nuanced, pop writing style and the stadium levels garnered by their production team. The “Belong” single was released March 15 on vinyl in the US via Slumberland and March 7 in the UK via Fortuna Pop!


03/31 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church *

04/01 Washington, DC Black Cat *

04/02 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle *

04/04 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club *

04/05 Atlanta, GA The Earl *

04/06 Birmingham, AL Bottletree Cafe *

04/07 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks *

04/08 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s *

04/09 Austin, TX Emo’s *

04/10 Lubbock, TX Jake’s *

04/12 Sante Fe, NM Corazon *

04/13 Tucson, AZ Club Congress !

04/15 Indio, CA Coachella

04/18 Visalia, CA The Cellar Door *&

04/19 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall *&

04/21 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge *&

04/22 Seattle, WA The Crocodile *#

04/25 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club *

04/26 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall *

04/27 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall *

04/28 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall *

04/29 Bloomington, IN Rhino’s *

04/30 Columbus, OH The Basement *

05/02 Milford, CT Daniel Street *

05/03 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club *

05/06 New York, NY Webster Hall *%

! = w/ Warpaint, Twin Shadow, PVT, Catwalk

* = w/ Twin Shadow

& = w/ Catwalk

# = w/ Seapony

% = w/ Big Troubles