Listen to the Pains of Being Pure at Heart Cover James’ ‘Laid’
Following some positive reception for a demo they shared back in August, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart have announced a three-song EP, Hell. The EP takes its name from the aforementioned demo and is joined by two covers, including James’ ‘90s college radio favorite “Laid.” A Sunny Day in Glasgow’s Jen Goma provides lead vocals on the song, which you can hear below:
The Hell EP, which is due out Nov. 13 via Painbow, is rounded out by the band's rendition of Felt’s “Ballad of the Band.” POBPAH frontman Kip Berman had this to say about the EP in a press release:
A couple months ago I posted a demo for the song ‘Hell’ and some people said, "Why don’t you record that for real?" So we went over to my friend Danny’s studio (House Under Magic) and recorded the track along with two cover songs -- “Ballad of the Band” by Felt and “Laid” by James as a way to mark our forthcoming tour of Japan. The latter has lead vocals by Jen Goma, who sang on our last album and also performs with the excellent pop contortionists, A Sunny Day in Glasgow. The Felt song is really the UR-Felt song, the wry articulation of what Felt is most famous for -- not being an eighth as famous as they ought to be.
The song "Hell" is about how insufferable performances of sensitivity are when there’s a good song playing and someone you want to dance with.
Hell (see the artwork below) follows the band’s most recent full-length, Days of Abandon, which landed last year.