Purity Ring out July 24 on 4AD
Set for release on July 24th, 2012, Shrines is the debut album by PURITY RING, a Halifax/Montreal-based duo comprised of Corin Roddick and Megan James.
You can hear “Obedear” from Shrines on the band’s website
Purity Ring make lullabies for the club, drawing equally from airy 90s R&B, lush dream pop, and the powerful, bone-rattling immediacy of modern hip hop. Megan’s remarkable voice is at once ecstatic and ethereal, soaring joyfully through Corin’s carefully chopped beats, trembling synths, and skewed vocal samples.
Despite the band’s young age (Corin is 21, Megan 24) and short gestation (they formed in late 2010), Purity Ring have delivered one of 2012’s most assured – and anticipated – debuts with Shrines. Indeed, Shrines feels like anything but a first record – its vocal hooks are inescapable, its lush production futuristic and sophisticated but also as pristine as anything on pop radio. The record’s 11 tracks trace a unique aesthetic universe that is carefully crafted and fully realized – deftly walking the lines between trap-rap exhilaration and otherworldly rapture, pleasure-center pop and diaristic emotion, childlike dread and total self-possession. Purity Ring’s is a universe that invites exploration and demands revisiting.
upcoming tour dates
4/27 Rockdale, TX Nocturnal Wonderland Texas
5/22 Montreal, QUE Casa Del Popolo
5/23 Ottawa, ONT Café Dekcuf
5/26 George, WA Sasquatch Festival
5/31 Barcelona,SP Primavera Festival
6/3 Dublin, IE Forbidden Fruit Festival
6/5 Amsterdam, NL Vondelkirk
6/8 Berlin, DE Berghain Kanteen
6/11 Paris, FR Chez Moune
6/12 London, UK White Heat @ Madame Jojo’s
6/14 Toronto, ONT NXNE @ Wrong Bar
7/6 Toronto, ONT Danforth Music Hall%
7/7 Montreal, QUE Club Soda %
7/8 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club %
7/10 Brooklyn, NY Celebrate Brooklyn %
7/11 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theater %
7/13 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Festival
7/14 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater %
7/15 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue %
% = with Dirty Projectors
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