B-Sides: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's New Video is Summery as F*ck

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart released the video today for their single “The Body.” In it, the quotidian tasks of the present-day band members (brushing teeth, making eggs) are juxtaposed with images of their child-selves frolicking on the beach. The beach scenes are so summery that you’ll feel like you’ve been transplanted from your desk to the shore (almost), and the kids look so much like the adult band members that the video is worth watching just for that. Check it out:

(Song lyrics here)

Sure, it’s kind of a bummer that the band’s two selves (depressed adults and joyful kids) never really come together and instead we’re left feeling like the adult world is a major drag, but I liked seeing a darker take on the feelings of nostalgia we’re all hit with in the summer. Plus, with a refrain that asks, “Tell me again what the body’s for/ ‘cause I can’t feel it anymore,” it makes sense.

And now I have to go to the beach, because seriously those kids are having too much damned fun.

by Kelsey Wallace
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Kelsey Wallace is an editor in Portland, Oregon. Follow her on Twitter if you like TV and pictures of dogs.

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This band is amazing. The video is phenomenal and the message is so timely. Our complete disconnection with our body... I do psycho therapeutic bodywork and one of the biggest benefits is helping someone get back into your body. Your body doesn't get confused about who/what it is. Being at home in your own skin is the only antidote I know to avoiding getting trapped in a numb boring life. THANK you for sharing this band.

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