Although it doesn’t have a name yet, a sophomore full-length album from indie-rock blogosphere darlings the Pains of Being Pure at Heart is apparently due for release in March 2011. We can expect to hear the record’s lead single, the somberly titled “Heart in Your Heartbreak,” next month along with a non-album B-side. The single is apparently the group’s most charming track yet as it finds the Pains stepping forward while maintaining their distortion-laden, pop-centric sound. They are also setting out on a small tour in the coming weeks with like-minded act Stars, among others.
The tour dates are listed below.
10.20 Boston, MA: Paradise Rock Club *
10.21 Brooklyn, NY: Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn Vegan CMJ Showcase) *
10.22 Philadelphia, PA: Pi Lam *
11.04 Vancouver, BC: The Venu +
11.05 Seattle, Washington: The Vera Project +
11.06 Portland, OR: Holocene + !
11.07 Eugene, OR: EMU Ballroom +
11.09 San Francisco, CA: The Independent +
11.10 Santa Barbara, CA: SoHo +
11.11 La Jolla, CA: The Loft UCSD +
11.12 Los Angeles, CA: Echoplex + %
11.14 Pomona, CA: Glasshouse *
! = w/ Glasser
+ = w/ Weekend
% = w/ Sonny and the Sunsets
* = w/ Stars