Indie pop mainstays The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are getting ready to put out their third album for the veneable Slumberland imprint, Days of Abandon. A month ago, they unveiled the first single, a feel-good track called “Simple and Sure“. Following it up, they've released the second single, “Eurydice,” a similarly upbeat pleaser with a retro studio sound fit for a Brat Pack teen movie. The song references a much darker story though—in Greek Mythology, Eurydice dies of a snake bite and her husband travels to the underworld to try to bring her back to life. He's subsequently punished by the gods for following a blind love into danger. The band's name applies perfectly to the story, and the reference is no suprise. That, and the song's high production values, bode well for the Spring release.
The album comes out May 13, but pre-orders are available now. Stream “Eurydice” below.