Megan James, the Purity Ring vocalist with the uniquely confessional and childlike voice, has joined dancehall rapper Popcaan on Brooklyn producers Dre Skull's shimmering and summery new single "First Time." While we feel that any song featuring James' vocals is worth a listen, Dre Skull's synth alchemy sounds better here than it ever has and Popcaan lends even more credence to the idea that Purity Ring's music remixed by rappers would be awesome. Read more [...]
Dre Skull is a Brooklyn producer who has collaborated with the likes of Major Lazer and Snoop Dogg (I'm ignoring the Lion title on purpose!). He has teamed up with Megan James, the wondrous voice of Purity Ring for a new track called "First Time" that also features Popcaan . It's a cool chance to hear her vocals outside of the Purity Ring spectrum and it works quite well.
There is a distance in all of us and between all of us, one that can only be bridged with true belief in another human being. Trust is something that can only develop where pain and hardships have been, and it's something that, when created, is more powerful than any ocean and continent keeping you apart. This is the thesis of Untogether , the stunning debut album and second release from Montreal's Blue Hawaii . Consisting of BRAIDS singer Raphaelle Standell-Preston and electronic artist [...]
Look, I know all of Austin is excited for the SOLD OUT Purity Ring set at Mohawk , as I hear the band is a big deal. But, that being said, if you're not sticking around afterwards or not headed into the venue when the show is over, you're going to miss out on two of Austin's most promising acts. We've been behind Black Books and Tiger Waves from the start, and the more each group progresses, the more we continue to be amazed by their performances. Plus, [...]
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Good morning! Sights and sounds from the likes of Lilac, Purity Ring, Caitlin Rose, She Ripped, Teen Mom, and Veronica Falls. Enjoy! LISTEN Lilac "Tarot" and "Go Your Own Way" from No Exit out 19 November on Different Fur Records The Bay area quartet releases their second LP next week via iTunes. On "Tarot", Kristen Knick entices you to learn your fate. It's a [...]
Despite their status as an indie-electronic darling, the sounds produced by Edmonton duo Purity Ring are anything but. Their debut album Shrines is laden with dark, brooding trap instrumentation, and leave it to Danny Brown to take advantage of the rap-friendly nature of their beats. Labeled as the sequel to Purity Ring's "Belispeak" (note it's not a remix), "Belispeak II" sees Brown dropping a slew of dirty verses amidst the gothic synthesizers and rampant percussion. Stream the song below to hear Brown rap about his little belly speaking in an auto-tuned voice. [...]
A while back, then girl-boy It-duo Cults was planning to release a mixtape featuring rapper remixed versions of tracks from their self-titled album. While we did get a new version of "Bad Things" with Freddie Gibbs , the mixtape never quite came to fruition. Now, about a year later, new girl-boy It-duo Purity Ring have randomly dropped a new version of "Belispeak," featuring the unmistakable, autotuned flow of Danny Brown . We're sure there's no connection. [...]
Now this is quite the treat to wake up to, as Danny Brown teams up with Purity Ring for a second take of "Belispeak". It never hit me the first time around, but this track serves as a rather perfect backing track for Brown to spray. It is a fairly long verse from Brown, and it even comes with an auto-tuned hook to match. 99 percent of the time auto-tune ends disastrously , but I think the Detroit Bruiser pulled it off on this indie anthem. The original "Belispeak" appeared on Purity Ring's debut [...]
Purity Ring have upped a sequel to their dank, pop-step number "Belispeak". Part II features the matter-of-fact flow of Danny Brown, courtesy of Fool's Gold records - which is a nice distraction from the 808 bashing. • PURITY RING [FB] • DANNY BROWN [FB] Posted by Duncan Jake.
CHVRCHES are every bit Glasgow's answer to Purity Ring . While at times "The Mother We Share" does creep into cover band territory, our gut tells us we can do with more resplendent, lyrical electro-pop in the world. Check it out below; the single's out in November. Here's another track from the Scottish trio: #via Read more articles like " Check Out: CHVRCHES - "The Mother We Share" " on Pretty [...]
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Daedelus is a pretty crazy guy. If you've ever seen his live show you know this. If you haven't, it's him flailing around on his monome while he mixes together his equally insane beats. Purity Ring's "Cartographist" is a dark and lurching piece of electronic music, but put into the hands of an evil beat scientist it's something entirely different. He says on his Soundcloud, "I've messed up a perfectly wonderful song," which I guess he did in theory, but in a strangely pleasing remix that takes Purity Ring a few steps closer to a dimly lit club banger. Sadly [...]
I know guys. Everyone and their mother has taken a crack at remixing one of Purity Ring's tracks. You might even be tired of listening to them at this point. And to those of you who are, I simply ask you to listen to one last remix of the future pop band. Because this one comes from not just anybody, but the hoplessly romantic maestro himself, Daedelus!
After coming out with an amazing remix to Crystal Castles "Untrust Us," VS//YOUTHCLUB are back again with another phenomenal remix! This time of Purity Ring's "Belispeak!" Sure to top the hypem charts shortly, their latest remix take the original and tones it down quite a bit. In this version, their's definitely not as much flying around. Instead, VS//YOUTHCLUB attempt to highlight Corin's mesmerizing vocals slightly more in this version, surrounding it with slow-moving, atmospheric melodies that will have you thoroughly chilled and most likely in a hypnotic daze by the time they're done with. Although I've only been [...]
"The album is ablaze, with James’s disturbing images irrevocably intertwined with Roddick’s soundscapes..." Purity Ring | Shrines Eagerly anticipated as the album that will cement Purity Ring’s status as one of the best new bands of 2012, Shrines does not disappoint. The first full length release of Canadian duo Megan James and Corrin Roddick is a haunting, vigorous testament to the talent that the band possesses. Featuring words written by Megan James but never intended for an album, the lyrics are reminiscent of a Tim Burton film, but the music ensures that [...]
NPR's First Listen series is offering up some awesome goodies to start off the week, namely full album streams for two notable July 24th releases. Streams of both Passion Pit 's sophomore LP Gossamer and Purity Ring 's debut album Shrines are starting the week off right. Passion Pit's Gossamer is the long awaited follow-up to the band's standout debut LP Manners , which was released back in 2009. Their sophomore effort saw the band once again teaming up with producer Chris Zane, and the result is a fantastic [...]
Purity Ring , ese dúo que lleva meses pidiendo pasos, y que sacará el 24 de este mes su álbum debut " Shrines ". Si no os llegó la dosis de Purity Ring en el Primavera Sound , estáis de enhorabuena, porque gracias a la NPR , lo podemos escuchar en streaming!
Evocative electronic duo, Purity Ring , has been kind enough to make a stream available for the entirety of their upcoming album Shrines album, and NPR got the hookup. Of course, we wouldn't be your favourite blog if we didn't hook you up in turn, so take a listen and rejoice with us on this glorious day. Album Stream: Purity Ring - "Shrines" |
Electronic pop outfit Purity Ring 's highly anticipated debut Shrines ( review here ) is now available to listen in full, stream this fabulous first project in its entirety courtesy of Exclaim . Album will see daylight on Tuesday, July 24th.