Purity Ring have shared a new track, 'push pull'.
Their debut album Shrines was released in 2012, and earned them Pitchfork’s Best New Music, the #1 spot on iTunes' Electronic chart and praise from New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR and more. The release was followed by a sold-out headlining world tour and festival performances at Coachella, Pitchfork, Bonnaroo and more...
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.
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...
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.
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...