The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Higher Than The Stars - Saint Etienne Indie 12" EP

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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Higher Than The Stars Remixes

Label: Slumberland Records
Catalog#: SLR 105R
Format: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 2009
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Shoegaze, Downtempo, Indie Rock, Ambient


A Higher Than The Stars (Saint Etienne Visits Lord Spank Remix)
Remix – Saint Etienne

B1 Falling Over (DJ Downfall Sprechenbann Remix)
Remix – DJ Downfall
B2 Higher Than The Stars (Skanfrom Remix)
Remix – Skanfrom

Engineer, Producer – Danny Taylor
Mastered By – Jon Chaikin
Recorded spring 2009 at Fortune Factory Studios, Brooklyn, NY.
Mastered @ Nonstop Sound.

Not content to rest on the laurels of having one of the best and most talked-about albums of 2009, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart are back with four brand-new songs that show what the band does best – breathe fresh life into indie-pop with exuberance, charm and of course quality tunes.

“Higher Than The Stars” races along on arpeggiated keyboards and quickly strummed guitars, a perfect pop nugget that could be ripped from Robert Smith's songbook. Its unstoppable energy is pure Pains, though, and we expect to see a lot of ear-to-ear grins when the band busts this one out on tour. “103” has quickly become a favorite of the Pains’ live set and it’s easy to hear why. A fizzing slice of summertime noise-pop with all the melody, fuzz and fun you've come to expect from The Pains and a snazzy little stun-guitar solo to boot.

“Falling Over” has also become a staple of the band's live sets and shows a new side of the band. A brooding synth-led tune that recalls New Optimist touchstones like Orange Juice and Aztec Camera, “Falling Over” is as yearning, lovelorn and dreamy as pop gets, and an excellent addition to The Pains' canon. “Twins” turns up the fuzz, a mid-tempo rocker with a sing-along chorus and catchy-as-heck guitar lead as the hook. This is quintessential Pains of Being Pure At Heart -- slot it into a mix tape between Teenage Fanclub and an old Lilys song and you'll be happy as a clam.

Rounding out the EP is an incredible Balearic dub-disco remix from ace UK producers Saint Etienne. Spacey yet totally danceable, the Saint Etienne remix is certain to burn up the dancefloor.

Higher Than The Stars is the start of the next chapter for The Pains of Being Pure At Heart and it looks to be just as exciting as the first.
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Condition New
Format 12"
Label Slumberland Records