The Pains of Being Pure at Heart #4 - Simple and Sure

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have always been one of my go-to artists on my iPod, usually in the gym when looking for some fast-paced, high energy inspiration whilst running. Their 2009 debut and follow-up Belong being exactly that, toe-tapping carefree goodness (the only problems tend to be when you start singing along with people running either side of you).

Kip Berman and gang now return with "Simple and Sure", the first track to be taken from their forthcoming third album Days of Abandon and indie-poppers fear not, you'll be glad to know it's a return full of pure-pop wonder.

The title is perfect too, summing up the tracks intentions immediately, a slice of magical, up-lifting pop heaven with jangly guitars, sprightly drums and perhaps more obvious here, shining keys combining to melodious and delightful results, going straight for the jugular, if "Simple and Sure" doesn't have you dancing all around your room then nothing will.

Days of Abandon is due for release in the US April 22nd with a tour alongside the equally great Fear of Men. I'll update this with a UK release (and hopefully tour dates) when I find them.