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Days of Abandon (Deluxe Edition)


Download links and information about Days of Abandon (Deluxe Edition) by The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. This album was released in 2014 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 55:53 minutes.

Artist: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
Release date: 2014
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 15
Duration: 55:53
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No. Title Length
1. Art Smock 2:16
2. Simple and Sure 3:28
3. Kelly 3:03
4. Beautiful You 6:10
5. Coral and Gold 3:39
6. Eurydice 4:18
7. Masokissed 3:23
8. Until the Sun Explodes 2:26
9. Life After Life 4:01
10. The Asp At My Chest 4:14
11. Impossible 4:04
12. Summer of Dreams 3:29
13. The Real World 4:41
14. Poison Touch 3:48
15. Kelly (Winter Station Demo) 2:53



If the Pains of Being Pure at Heart made a big leap forward sonically with their second album, 2011's Belong then 2014's Days of Abandon is an attempt to consolidate their newly slick and streamlined approach into something even more shiny and radio-friendly. Stepping back from the arena-sized sound and dynamics of Belong, Days takes a more thoughtful and considered path that leads to a similar destination. Working for the first time without founding members Alex Naidus and Peggy Wang, singer/guitarist Kip Berman relies on longtime collaborator Kurt Feldman for musical support and also drafts in A Sunny Day in Glasgow's Jen Goma to provide backing vocals as well as the occasional lead. The resulting changes in direction and personnel mean that the band sounds more like the Sundays now instead of Ride. Both are good-to-great bands, but they deliver different listening experiences. The thrilling whoosh of sound and sometimes breathtaking power in the music (Ride) has been replaced with tenderly introspective lyrics, gently layered guitars and a focus on Berman and Goma's vocals (Sundays). This leads to some fine moments, like the uptempo pop song "Simple and Sure," and the song that hews closest to the old Pains sound, "Until the Sun Explodes." [Days of Abandon was also released on LP.]