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8th August
Purity Ring And Jon Hopkins Combine Forces For Very Limited Split 12"

Purity Ring And Jon Hopkins Combine Forces For Very Limited Split 12"

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Having recently announced a return to Los Angeles to play two special shows with special guest and long-standing friend Jon Hopkins later this month (Henry Fonda Theatre on August 27 and 28), we're excited to announce that at each performance, the two artists will give away 175 copies of a very limited edition 12” vinyl single.

The record will contain the previously aired Jon Hopkins remix of Purity Ring’s song 'Amenamy' (taken from their debut album, Shrines, and streaming below) and a new version of Jon Hopkins’ 'Breathe This Air' that features Megan on vocals and was premiered last night by Huw Stephens standing in for Zane Lowe on his BBC Radio 1 show.

The 12”s will be distributed at the show on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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14th December
The Year In Review: Purity Ring - Shrines

The Year In Review: Purity Ring - Shrines

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This week marks the release of Shrines, the debut album by Canadian duo Purity Ring. Despite the band’s young age (Corin is 21, Megan 24) and short gestation (they formed in late 2010), they have delivered one of 2012's most assured albums. 

The record's eleven tracks trace a unique aesthetic universe that is carefully crafted and fully realized, deftly walking the lines between trap-rap exhilaration and airy 90s R&B, lush dream pop and the powerful, bone-rattling immediacy of...

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12th November
Watch the New Video for 'Lofticries' by Purity Ring

Watch the New Video for 'Lofticries' by Purity Ring

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Acclaimed video director AG Rojas (Jack White’s 'Sixteen Saltines', Spiritualized's 'Hey Jane') has added his macabre touch to the Purity Ring song 'Lofticries', from their critically acclaimed debut album Shrines.  Rojas places 'Lofticries' as the soundtrack to a fever dream of vast ideas - conception, birth, sickness, and death.

Watch the video now on Pitchfork TV's YouTube channel here or below.

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10th October
Purity Ring Announce January Tour and 'Belispeak II feat. Danny Brown'

Purity Ring Announce January Tour and 'Belispeak II feat. Danny Brown'

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Purity Ring’s Corin Roddick has reworked their song 'Belispeak' to feature a ferocious new verse by Danny Brown. Brown, who first saw Purity Ring on their summer tour, expressed interest in wanting to work with the band via Twitter and the two then exchanged ideas through email. Brown reimagined 'Belispeak’s' fairy-tale creepiness as an evocative snapshot of his childhood in Detroit, while Roddick reworked the production into a maximalist banger.

Download an MP3 of the track here...

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24th July
Purity Ring's Debut Album, Shrines, Released This Week

Purity Ring's Debut Album, Shrines, Released This Week

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This week marks the release of Shrines, the debut album by Canadian duo Purity Ring. Despite the band’s young age (Corin is 21, Megan 24) and short gestation (they formed in late 2010), they have delivered one of 2012's most assured albums. 

The record's eleven tracks trace a unique aesthetic universe that is carefully crafted and fully realized, deftly walking the lines between trap-rap exhilaration and 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. It's hardly surprising, then, that Shrines feels like anything but a first record.

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