Aunque llevaban un tiempo sin golpearnos con un contundente ataque de amor (aunque Mohorte siempre creyó en ellos, incluso en Days of Abandon), nos apena enterarnos de que The Pains of Being Pure at Heart han decidido echar el cierre definitivo.

Ya sólo quedaba Kip Berman en la banda, y ahora está centrado en su proyecto The Natvral, así que ha decidido poner fin a más de diez años de trayectoria y 5 discos de estudio, además de algunos EPs maravillosos. Berman ha comunicado la noticia por Instagram.

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Kip here. My life has changed radically from the time I started Pains with Peggy, Alex and (soon after) Kurt in 2007, and I’ve decided to focus on a new project @the_natvral. Pains was a distinct moment in my life. I started the group when I first moved to New York and completed our last record, “The Echo of Pleasure,” shortly before my daughter was born and I moved to Princeton, NJ. From that time forward, I never really felt the same – and the music I was creating didn’t feel the same either. But this is good, both for my heart and my music. I know some of you equate “PAINS” with a particular lineup of people, but I’ve always felt that whoever I collaborated with has been “the real band,” because what animated the music was so consistent. But now, that strange something that inspired what we were able to create is absent. What has taken its place feels very different, and I have to express it in a different way. I’ve spent this past year making a new record, and hope to share it sometime next year. In the meantime, you can hear a cover I did of one of my heroes, Dear Nora, in the bio. If you are curious as to what other PAINS people are now up to: Kip: @the_natvral Alex: @massagetheband Peggy: @store_front_nyc Kurt: @kurt_feldman The Ice Choir Tenser Timpani Christoph: @ablebody + live w/ @jerrypaper_reality Jacob: @the_natvral @jeanines Dream Diary (?!) Drew: @wearebeverly @publicpractice Anton: @beachfossilsnyc Connor: @dondadi Jen: Showtime Goma @jengoma Jess Weiss: @fearofmen Elspeth: @shopnoctiluca Jess Krichelle Rojas: @JessKrichelle Chris: @archofloveband Brian: @peeldreammagazine @lunaretteny @the_natvral Photo: Pavla Kopecna

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Ahí quedan su fabuloso álbum debut, el EP Higher Than the Stars y el (grandioso) mote de Los Pains of Lolailo.

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