Higher Than the Stars (Saint Etienne Visits Lord Spank Remix) (Stream)

    The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are drenched in youthful nostalgia, which makes their ’80s sound palatable to those who grew up in that decade. This Saint Etienne remix takes the song to an idyllic place covered in white sand. The high pop melody is carried on the wings of synths. Sade and Air France both linger as comparisons. And in a time when Grizzly Bear collaborates with Michael McDonald (or even more delicious, Lady Gaga with Michael Bolton), cheesy themes — when properly reintroduced — come fresh.

     

    The Pains of Being Pure at Heart’s Higher Than the Stars EP is set to be released on Sept. 22 by the Slumberland/Fortuna Pop label. It will feature this track, which you can stream on Stereogum.

     

    Higher Than the Star releases:

     

    CD

    01 “Higher Than the Stars”
    02 “103”
    03 “Falling Over”
    04 “Twins”
    05 “Higher Than the Stars (Saint Etienne Visits Lord Spank Remix)”

     

    7-inch

    01 “Higher Than the Stars”
    02 “Higher Than the Stars (Others in Conversation Remix)”

     

    12-inch

    01 “Higher Than the Stars”
    02 “103”
    03 “Falling Over”
    04 “Twins”

     

    Remix 12-inch

    A1 “Higher Than the Stars (Saint Etienne Visits Lord Spank Remix)”
    B1 “Falling Over (DJ Downfall Sprechenbann Mix)”
    B2 “Higher Than the Stars (Skanfrom Remix)”