Here’s a few photos from our first show 3/24/2007. It was Peggy’s birthday party and our drummer was a Sony discman. 📷 Darren or Caroline of Leeds UK legends Manhattan Love Suicides, with whom we played. Titus Andronicus and Affaire de Coeur also on the bill. #thepainsofbeingpureatheart #themanhattanlovesuicides #titusandronicus #slumberlandrecords #cloudberryrecords #affairedecoeur @ Brooklyn, New York
Here’s a shot of @thepainsofbeingpureatheart + @fearofmen circa 2014. If ordered by height, Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox are clearly at the top. Then comes @danishsloan @kipberman and Michael Miles. Bringing up the rear are the borderline hobbits Jess Weiss / @fearofmen and @jengoma. But really, compared to Paul Bunyan, we’re all Hobbits. Shiregaze. #thepainsofbeingpureatheart #fearofmen #fujifilm #disposablecamera #filmphotography #daysofabandon
Here’s another pic at @radio_k770 from our “Days of Abandon” tour in 2014. I think we’re sitting at a piano singing a smooth piano jazz version of “Kelly” that we wanted to put on the never-recorded “A Very Painful Christmas” LP. #thepainsofbeingpureatheart #daysofabandon #fujifilm #disposablecamera
NEW PAINS RECORD! We recorded our own version of Tom Petty's 1989 classic album, "Full Moon Fever." This is a limited edition vinyl release ONLY available for order online at the link below, so if you want to hear our take on these 12 songs (from "Free Fallin'" to "Zombie Zoo"), please order the record from the link below. Download included. Thanks!
We covered Tom Petty's classic "Full Moon Fever" in its entirety. Huge thanks to Kurt Feldman, Danny Taylor Jen Goma Jacob Sloan Sarah Chihaya and the nice people at Turntable Kitchen who were cool with the fact that it was really late cuz I had a baby and couldn't jangle for a while. You can listen to the first single "Runnin Down a Dream" over at Pitchfork today.