This new animated music video for The Pains of Being Pure of Heart's Until The Sun Explodes takes the Brooklyn band on a day-glo trip into space.
The video's neon visuals draw on the styling of mid-80s cartoons like Jem and the Holograms and Battle of the Planets – and approach that Daft Punk used for its animated film Interstella 5555 (which was based on their album Discovery, and segments of which were used on the music videos for songs from that album such as One More Time).
The song is reminsicent of The Cure at their poppiest, as the band has turned down the Smashing Pumpkins-esque fuzzy guitars of their first two albums.
The Pains of Being Pure of Heart are currently on tour, including playing at the Scala in London on July 3 (which I'll be at, so come say hi if you're there). They're supporting their new album, Days of Abandon, which – despite already being on sale in the US – isn't out in the UK until June 2. So you'll have to content yourself with watching the video above, which will give you a smile like the sun's come out again.