The Pains of Being Pure At Heart have had quite a run over the last eighteen months. They released their self-titled debut last February on Slumberland to universal acclaim, racking up features in magazines like Spin, Rolling Stone and NME, earning Best New Music status from Pitchfork, and touring the US and Europe non-stop. They began 2010 with a month-long tour of Japan, New Zealand and Australia, and wrapped it up with a series of west coast dates with label-mates Weekend and a triumphant return to England.
All the while they've been working on new songs, releasing the Higher Than The Stars EP last fall, the excellent single Say No To Love this past June, and beginning work on their second album. To help bring this new batch of tunes to life they enlisted the help of producer Flood (Smashing Pumpkins, U2, PJ Harvey) and ace mixer Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus & Mary Chain). The result is Belong, a massive sounding album, sonically ambitious but still grounded in the peerless song-craft that The Pains are known for.
Come out to The Echo TONIGHT as we are extremely excited to host the official premiere party of the album a whole week before it's release! We'll play the record in it's entirety at 10pm out on the back patio of the Echo. Hang out before and after as we'll be DJing some of our favorite records too! We'll also have some giveaways!
We will have 5 VERY LIMITED hand-made vinyl advances (ony 150 made) that you won't be able to buy anywhere (pic below). We will also have the back catalog available as well.
Upcoming Record Premiere Parties:
- 03/28 - All Tiny Creatures Harbors (Hometapes)
- 05/02 - Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop)
Don't Forget about the amazing music inside the Echo too! Spirit Vine have been killing it in their month-long rezzie. Dante Vs. Zombies may be my new favorite live band in LA as well! Tonight features Mi-Gu (A Japanese Supergroup made up of members from Cornelius and Cibo Mato)
Here are the deets for their March Residency:
Origami Vinyl and The Echo Present: Spirit Vine March Monday Night Residency
The Echo | 1822 W. Sunset Blvd in Echo Park
FREE | 21+ | 8:30pm
- 03/21 - Spirit Vine / Mi-Gu (From Japan/Members of Cornelius and Cibo Mato) / Sister Crayon / Wet and Reckless
- 03/28 - Spirit Vine / Black Flamingo / Skysaw / Chelsea Wolfe