Tag Archives: Purity Ring

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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Live Review: Neon Indian, Purity Ring @ The Crocodile 10/5

The first couple times inside the Crocodile after its renovation is have been a little disorienting. Gone are the low-hanging ceilings, the tiny corner stage, and the friendly pole in the middle of the dance floor. In is a massive, high-roofed chamber that faces a stage nearly triple the size of its predecessor. Going in,Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Rocktober is finally here and as usual, we’ve got an impressive array of shows lined up for the week, including the much beloved Reverb Festival. Monday starts with a good old fashioned hoe down with Hank 3 at the Showbox, on Tuesday the re-emergence of the Neptune continues with CSS and MEN, and The PainsRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2011, Monday: Purity Ring

It is a ridiculous name for this new band out of Canada (Corin Roddick, formerly of Gobble Gobble and his friend Megan James) that makes incredibly sexy, bright and slightly downbeat electronic beats. During Purity Ring‘s set at the 2011 Bumbershoot Music & Arts festival, James’ soaring vocals were prominent the entire time, often manipulatedRead more…

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