It's been nearly a year and a half since I first introduced Purity Ring and their burner "Ungirthed." The intervening months have been quite eventful for the boy-girl duo, what with signing to 4AD and headliner slots at large festivals amongst the highlights. Garnering comparisons to another male female duo in Sleigh Bells, whose buzz outweighed the actual quality of music being produced, some backlash has surfaced. Attaining a level of success so quickly with just a few songs to their name has bred some divergent opinions regarding the outfit and what they've "earned". I don't care what slot they [...]
Mission of Burma - Second Television [mp3] ( from Unsound , out July 10 th on Fire Records ) Either Robert Pollard is playing with re-united Boston band Mission of Burma or something strange is going on (… or both) [...]
It's our first mixtape of summer! Accordingly, you should probably just act first and think later and just download it with reckless abandon, as you should do absolutely everything now that it is the season of impulsive behavior. But if you are incapable of such youthful indiscretion without examining the fine print/weighing every possible life consequence, then a) we have a lot in common and b) this mixtape will still please. It opens with Cat Power, so already, pretty good. It also features bona fide summer jams like "Pyramids" by Frank Ocean and "Fineshrine" by Purity Ring, alongside recently released [...]
Stereogum It's our first mixtape of summer! Accordingly, you should probably just act first and think later and just download it with reckless abandon, as you should do absolutely everything now that it is the season of impulsive behavior. But if you are incapable of such youthful indiscretion without examining the fine print/weighing every possible life consequence, then a) we have a lot in common and b) this mixtape will still please. It opens with Cat Power, so already, pretty good. It also features bona fide summer jams [...]
(Landon Speers) The past week's music offerings have been dominated by electronic blips and bleeps, a trend that's continuing this week with new music from Montreal/Halifax duo Purity Ring . The band came to my attention last year when they released a split 73 single with the lovely Braids, soon garnering attention from a lot of other media hubs for their frothy mix of hip-hop beats, electro-vibes, and dreamy-pop pleasures. "Fineshrine" was debuted over on Exclaim.ca last week, providing a sample of what we can expect from Purity Ring's [...]
"Get a little closer, let fold / Cut open my sternum, and pull." It's not exactly your classic lyrical hook, but Megan James takes the macabre and turns it on its head, injecting light into the dark, warmth into the frigid. The result is a tune that uses the abject as its play thing, evoking the brevity that can be found even in moments of pain. "Fineshrine" is Purity Ring's best track to date; it's wildly catchy and endearingly strange - a successful balancing act in both a sonic and thematic sense. [...]
At the rate Purity Ring has been dropping incredible singles off their upcoming debut album, Shrines , it's hard to imagine what they've got left for its release on July 24th. Nevertheless, their consistency and depth continue to amaze me. Yesterday the band gave us another sneak peek with "Fineshrine," the third single released off Shrines in as many months. "Fineshrine" is undoubtedly the strongest of those, and could even dethrone "Ungirthed" as the best track they have released to date. Though the song has a much sunnier disposition than [...]
Purity Ring prépare un album, Shrine , un petit avant goût avec ce titre : Fineshrine . Download Purity Ring Fineshrine
Purity Ring just released yet another single from their upcoming debut album Shrines . "Fineshrine" is less driving and atmospheric than their prior singles, but it retains their fully engaging signature mix of skittering electronics and viscous rhythms. I'm quite ready for this album to drop. Purity Ring - Fineshrine You can pre-order it from Insound . It has a July 24th release date.
Purity Ring - Fineshrine If you've seen a Purity Ring show in the past few months, their new song "Fineshrine" won't sound so new, which is as much a testament to the consistency of their sound as it is their ability to kick ass in a live setting. "Fineshrine" might be Purity Ring's most "normal" sounding song to date, with a more traditional verse-chorus-verse structure and clearer vocals and lyrics from Megan James, and in that sense, while it may not have the mind warping, jaw dropping, heard-it-first quality of "Ungirthed" or [...]
Canadian wunderkinds Megan James and Corin Roddick are the recently unveiled Purity Ring; that band that has been making outrageously great tunes these past two years with nary a press pic to throw around. As the July 24th release date of their debut album Shrines approaches, fans are getting more of a look at the duo; literally and musically. [...]
NEW SINGLE FINESHRINE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AT EXCLAIM.CA Purity Ring is excited to unleash the new single from their forthcoming debut album. Fineshrine is the second song on their highly anticipated album Shrines (Last Gang), which will be released on July 24th. Available as an exclusive download through Exclaim.ca, fans can get their first taste of the new single here . Purity Ring is a Halifax/Montreal-based duo comprised of Corin Roddick and Megan James. They make lullabies for the club, drawing equally from airy 90s R&B, lush dream pop, [...]
Up there with the return of old-school Mariah Carey (probably won't happen) is my anticipation for the debut Purity Ring album Shrines , and if you've heard even just one of their songs in the past 18 months then hopefully you share the same excitement. If there's a band around at the moment who are creating more intricate, melodic, space-dwelling music these days then I haven't heard of them (or I have, and I just disagree with you). After being blown away by [...]
Purity Ring — Fineshrine Альбом «Shrines» выходит 24 июля на 4AD.
Purity Ring's a 4AD commodity now, releasing an album for the shape-shifting label following a string of excellent singles. Most of those singles are gonna make it to the Shrines LP, and so is "Fineshrine," a previously unheard hazed and melodic laptop R&B cut that is for you if you are a fan of anything you've heard from Purity Ring so far. Here's Purity Ring being Purity Ring, and being good at it: Read More...
Stereogum Purity Ring's a 4AD commodity now, releasing an album for the shape-shifting label following a string of excellent singles. Most of those singles are gonna make it to the Shrines LP, and so is "Fineshrine," a previously unheard hazed and melodic laptop R&B cut that is for you if you are a fan of anything you've heard from Purity Ring so far. Here's Purity Ring being Purity Ring, and being good at it: Read More... [...]
Från debutalbumet Shrines som släpps den 24 juli via 4AD.
Here's another new one from Purity Ring 's debut LP Shrines , out 7/24 on 4AD : mp3: Purity Ring :: Fineshrine
I've JUST imbibed three beers. No food and three beers. Not a dozen minutes ago. So I'm properly buzzing at the moment. But even in this state, I am inadequately sloshed to watch and gather succor from the new video by Purity Ring. In the cinematic version of "Belispeak", a girl (vocalist Megan James presumably) sits in a [...]