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Purity Ring - 4AD Announces Purity Ring Album, Shrines
Purity Ring : 4AD Announces Purity Ring Album, Shrines
23rd April 2012

Released on July 24th, 2012, Shrines is the debut album by Purity Ring, a Halifax/Montreal-based duo comprised of Corin Roddick and Megan James.

Purity Ring make lullabies for the club, drawing equally from 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.

Despite the band’s young age (Corin is 21, Megan 24) and short gestation (they formed in late 2010), Purity Ring have delivered one of 2012's most assured – and anticipated – debuts with Shrines. Indeed, Shrines feels like anything but a first record - its vocal hooks are inescapable, its lush production futuristic and sophisticated but also as pristine as anything on pop radio. 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 otherworldly rapture, pleasure-center pop and diaristic emotion, childlike dread and total self-possession. Purity Ring's is a universe that invites exploration and demands revisiting.

You can hear “Obedear” from Shrines here, or from the below:

Shrines tracklisting:
1. 'Crawlersout'
2. 'Fineshrine'
3. 'Ungirthed'
4. 'Amenamy'
5. 'Grandloves'
6. 'Cartographist'
7. 'Belispeak'
8. 'Saltkin'
9. 'Obedear'
10. 'Lofticries'
11. 'Shuck'

The first 200 customers who order will receive a limited edition individualized polaroid photo taken by the band. LPs will come on limited color vinyl and include a download code. Pre-order here - http://shopusa.4ad.com/shrines

The band also play the following dates:

27th - Nocturnal Wonderland Texas, Rockdale, TX
22nd - Casa Del Popolo, Montreal
23rd - Cafe Dekcuf, Ottawa
26th - Sasquatch Festival, George
31st - Primavera, Barcelona
3rd - Forbidden Fruit Festival, Dublin
5th - Vondelkirk, Amsterdam - Tickets
8th - Berghain Kanteen, Berlin - Tickets
11th - Chez Moune, Paris
12th - White Heat @ Madame Jojo's, London - Tickets
14th - NXNE@Wrong Bar, Toronto
6th - Danforth Music Hall, Toronto*
7th - Club Soda, Montreal*
8th - Paradise Rock Club, Boston*
11th - Mr. Small's Theater, Millvale*
13th - Pitchfork Festival, Chicago
14th - Pabst Theater, Milwaukee*
15th - First Avenue, Minneapolis*

* = with Dirty Projectors

Photo by Landon Speers