Tag Archives: Purity Ring

Live Review: Purity Ring with Evian Christ @ Neumos 9/5

Curious as ever, Purity Ring tore the roof off of Neumos Wednesday night with a killer visual and aural experience. For anyone whose seen this strong rising act in the past (they hit the Sasquatch! Banana Shack this year), a Purity Ring show is known to confuse and impress. But with the new tour, CorinRead more...

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Live from MFNW, Day 1: Purity Ring

Purity Ring put out their first track a year and a half before their debut album Shrines was released on 4AD records. The enormous following the Canadian duo garnered during that time is a testament to the band’s powerful songwriting as each subsequent track earned them more and more praise. Shrines seems to straddle theRead more...

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KEXP at MFNW!

Starting tomorrow, Thursday, September 6, through Saturday, September 8, KEXP will be broadcasting live from Doug Fir Lounge in Portland during MusicfestNW. It’ll be our 6th consecutive year and the lineup just keeps getting better and better. During the afternoons we’ll be hosting local bands and international superstars -- from Menomena and Radiation City toRead more...

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Album Review: Purity Ring - Shrines

There’s been a lot of hype surrounding the release of this debut LP from Montreal electronic band Purity Ring. “Ungirthed”, the first track from the record, first popped up on the Internet back in January of 2011. Then, in August, came second, called “Belispeak”. The band was two for two when they signed with 4ADRead more...

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Out This Week 7/23

We envy you. When you go into your favorite record store today or hop online to your trusted music merchant, you are about to buy your favorite album of the year. Or one of them, anyway... there’s a lot of competition this fall! Purity Ring, though, the Halifax/Montreal-based duo, have finally released their full-length debut,Read more...

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Wednesday Music News

Purity Ring have released a new video for their outstanding single “Fineshrine” from their debut album Shrines, coming out July 24 on Last Gang Records. The video, which documents what appears to be a statued and sickly pair of lovers features plenty of special effects and high-definition dramatic scenes of death and rebirth. Check outRead more...

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Song Premiere: Purity Ring - Fineshrine

It’s hard to believe that the Canadian duo Purity Ring has yet to release an album. Based merely on the 2011 single “Ungirthed,” they’ve come through the NW several times already: on tour with Neon Indian and at Bumbershoot last year, and at Sasquatch! this year. They’ve been in heavy rotation on independent and alternativeRead more...

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Sasquatch! Music Festival: Day 2

Opening a main stage at a festival can be a daunting task, especially for a band that isn’t used to playing festivals. ” This is a little different than our basement,” noted singer Galen Disston, “but we’re really honored to be here.” Lucky for Pickwick, a legion of fans rushed to the front of theRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

The long awaited follow up to Manners is now official. Passion Pit has announced that their second LP, Gossamer, is due for release through Columbia on July 24. The band will begin touring in support of the album in May, but they have not posted dates in the Northwest yet. Keep your eyes peeled -Read more...

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Monday Music News

The Dirty Projectors -- sans vocalist Angel Deradoorian (pictured above), who is on hiatus -- have just announced a huge summer tour with openers Wye Oak and Purity Ring to follow suit.  A full track list, as well as tour dates and presale information, can be found here. Feist and Mastodon’s upcoming collaborative effort, Feistodon,Read more...

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