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Listen to the Pains of Being Pure at Heart’s New Album

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have been treating fans with cuts from their new album, ‘Days of Abandon,’ for weeks now. But you can listen to the whole thing right now — a week before its official release date — above.

Unlike other album streams on YouTube, this one includes the lyrics to all the songs — sorta like karaoke. But the New York City band’s new material is hardly ready for that scene. Recorded in Brooklyn, the album reveals plenty of pop growth since 2011′s ‘Belong.’

“This album was a chance to push beyond ‘Belong”s universal style of songwriting into something that was far more personal and true to my ideals,” frontman Kip Berman said in a statement. “I wanted the music to be joyful, lush and full of possibility, even if the subjects were often more painful to confront.”

Berman also wanted to make sure that the album would be an honest listen that would open up conversations along the way. “Music always says the things we can’t say in conversation,” he said. “So it feels hopeless to say why these songs feel more honest and vivid to me. But for the first time in a while, I feel the same sense of possibility I felt when I started the band.”

‘Days of Abandon’ comes out on May 13. The group is out on tour promoting the record too. Check out all of the dates here.

Next: Listen to the Pains of Being Pure at Heart's 'Eurydice'

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