December 3, 2008

Today's Hotness: Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Dananananaykroyd

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
>> [PHOTO CREDIT: Pavla Kopecna] Word from The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart is that the band's next single will apparently be for the song "Young Adult Friction," track three on the band's brilliant forthcoming self-titled debut full-length. The New York-based quartet plan to film a video for the song Dec. 15 in Cambridge, England during its current tour of the UK and Ireland, which launched last night in London. In fact, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart are looking for extras to appear in the clip, so if you want in on that, friend them up on the MySpace and check out their most recent bulletin (there is a casting on Dec. 7 in London, apparently). The video for the act's most recent single "Everything With You" has been burning up the Internerds of late, and you can watch it right here. Frankly, not a lot happens in the clip, but the song, also on the pending full-length, is brilliant. No word yet on when the single for "Young Adult Friction" will be released, but we expect it will precede by a brief period the planned Feb. 3 issuance of The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. Although that would be a very short time frame, so perhaps the single will arrive after the record and in time to build hype for a full spring tour (the band just announced a handful of February dates). Slumberland put out the single for "Everything With You," and because the label is awesome, you can download the tune for nothing. Have at it below. We previously wrote about The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart here in October; the band plays Cambridge, Mass.'s Middle East Downstair Feb. 15 with the very, very good act Pants Yell! We'll be there.

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart -- "Everything With You" -- "Everything With You" b/w "The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart"
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[buy "Everything With You" on blue vinyl from Slumberland here]

>> Dananananaykroyd's debut full-length is finished, and the band -- widely considered the best live act in the UK today -- has titled the collection Hey Everyone. Best Before Records will issue the set next year; a single, "Black Wax" arrives in March, which makes us think Hey Everyone will likely hit racks by April, if not in time for SXSW. Hey Everyone touts 12 tracks, including re-recorded versions of "1993," "Infinity Milk," "Some Dresses" and "The Greater Than Symbol And The Hash." These four three toe-tappers were all featured on the Glaswegian sextet's Sissy Hits EP, which Best Before released earlier this year. Dananananayroyd has finally posted the second part of its video diary filmed during the recording of Hey Everyone with The Machine in New Jersey earlier this fall, and it is really funny -- watch it here. The sextet has two live engagements booked for the remainder of year: one in Leeds Saturday and the second on New Year's Eve in Glasgow.


Anonymous said...

FYI (re: dananananaykroyd)
"some dresses" was not on the sissy hits e.p. just so you know!

Jay Breitling said...

Thanks! Your my fact checkin' cuz. I made the mistake of assuming all Danananana in my ITunes was from Sissy Hits, I was wrong.