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The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

By: Stereogum / June 16, 2015 - 11:08 am

Purity Ring – “Bodyache (Empress Of Remix)” & “Bodyache (Born Gold Remix)”

Purity Ring have shared two different remixes of their Another Eternity highlight “Bodyache” to promote their upcoming tour dates. One is from Empress Of, who just released her own great single yesterday, and the other comes from fellow Canadian and tour opener Born Gold. They both approach the track from different angles: Empress Of scatter… More »

By: James Rettig / April 15, 2015 - 8:46 am

Watch Purity Ring And Their Glowing Crystals Play Conan

A couple of weeks ago, Purity Ring played Late Night With Seth Meyers and gave the world a glimpse of their new blinky-lights setup, which is entirely different from their old blinky-lights setup. And last night, we got to see more. The duo did musical-guest duties on Conan, where they played “Bodyache,” probably the best… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2015 - 8:56 am

33 Musicians Discuss Their Favorite Radiohead Songs

From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead’s fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow rock stars. We polled dozens of notable musicians about their favorite Radiohead songs, and this is how they responded. More »

By: Stereogum / March 10, 2015 - 10:42 am

Watch A Beautifully Lit Purity Ring Play “Begin Again” On Seth Meyers

Purity Ring got a new light setup! The best thing about the duo’s live shows, up until now, has been the crazy brass tendrils of light that Corin Roddick has been using. Last night, though, Purity Ring were the musical guests on Late Night With Seth Meyers, where they performed “Begin Again,” the incandescent single… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2015 - 8:41 am

Q&A: Purity Ring On Indie Vs. Pop, “Hey There Delilah,” And Another Eternity

Back in the early days of 2011, Megan James and Corin Roddick formed the duo Purity Ring and put a song called “Ungirthed” online without much of an idea of what should happen next. As it turns out, what followed was a steadily increasing bit of internet buzz, a positive reaction to their sound –… More »

By: Ryan Leas / March 3, 2015 - 11:21 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

For all the fresh beefing we were made to endure this week, it’s nice to have the 5 Best Songs to help us remember why we listen to music in the first place. Musicians dissing each other is fun (and often very, very funny), but at the end of a long week, it’s about so… More »

By: Stereogum / February 27, 2015 - 5:41 pm

Premature Evaluation: Purity Ring Another Eternity

“I thought it was Taylor Swift.”

I was playing “Push Pull,” the gorgeously shimmering lead single from Purity Ring’s Another Eternity, for a friend whose musical tastes don’t extend far beyond the radio dial. The above quote was his reaction. My friend’s point of reference is limited, but it’s not that crazy that… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 26, 2015 - 2:49 pm

Purity Ring – “Repetition”

Purity Ring have shared another from their upcoming sophomore album, Another Eternity. This one is called “Repetition” and they played it for the first time during an interview with BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens. Megan James and Corin Roddick also talked a little bit about how the record came together. “For Another Eternity, we were… More »

By: James Rettig / February 4, 2015 - 8:47 pm

Watch Megan James Sing Purity Ring’s New Single “Push Pull” Backwards

In order to capture the cool effects in Purity Ring’s “Push Pull” video, vocalist Megan James apparently had to learn how to sing the chorus to the track backwards. And because that’s a pretty impressive feat, she posted a video on the band’s Tumblr yesterday showing off her skill. “you can’t really tell from the… More »

By: James Rettig / February 2, 2015 - 9:11 pm

Purity Ring – “Push Pull” Video

Purity Ring’s sophomore album Another Eternity is easily one of the most anticipated records of 2015. Megan James and Corin Roddick teased “Push Pull” back in December before all the details for the album surfaced along with second single “Begin Again” a few weeks ago. Now they’ve debuted director Renata Kaksha’s visuals for “Push Pull,”… More »

By: Caitlin White / January 29, 2015 - 10:40 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

If we approached this column with a more literal set of guidelines, there’s a good chance you would see a different list before you, one including five songs from Sleater-Kinney’s No Cities To Love. (But which five?!) That album’s not in stores till next week, but we got the stream this past Sunday, and yes,… More »

By: Stereogum / January 16, 2015 - 4:39 pm

Purity Ring – “Begin Again” + Another Eternity Details

Purity Ring got our attention last month with “Push Pull,” their first new song in over two years, and they’ve finally announced the details of their sophomore album and shared another new track. The album’s called Another Eternity, and is due out on March 3rd via 4AD. Megan James and Corin Roddick recorded the album… More »

By: James Rettig / January 13, 2015 - 12:00 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Because Thanksgiving cut off last week at about the halfway point, we didn’t do a 5 Best Songs. So for this week’s column, we considered for eligibility anything that came out last week, too. So you could call this column “The 5 Best Songs Of The Past 2 Weeks” if you wanted to do so. More »

By: Stereogum / December 5, 2014 - 5:20 pm

Purity Ring – “Push Pull”

Purity Ring have been relatively quiet since the release of their 2012 debut Shrines, aside from some guest spots on tracks from Danny Brown and Jon Hopkins. They’ve just shared their first new song since the release of their debut — it’s called “Push Pull” and it’s our first taste of their forthcoming sophomore album. More »

By: James Rettig / December 3, 2014 - 10:10 pm

Indie Rock’s R&B Movement Reaches Its Saturation Point

A few years back, a critical mass of musicians started making R&B steeped in the sort of art-damaged signifiers indie rock has traditionally claimed as its own. This wasn’t the first time rhythm & blues had pushed boundaries; legendary figures from Curtis Mayfield to Prince to Missy Elliott managed to get some of the most… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 30, 2014 - 1:42 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I came so close to including the Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger’s “Animals” video this week, partly because it’s good on its own merits and partly because “eyelinered Jodorowskian hippie cult leader” is a way better look for Sean Lennon than “Cibo Matto bassist” or “guy in the East Village X-Large store waiting for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2014 - 12:18 pm

Danny Brown – “25 Bucks” (Feat. Purity Ring) Video

Last year, Danny Brown released the tortured, introspective, adventurous rap opus Old, one of the year’s best albums. One of the risky choices he made on the LP was to bring Purity Ring in to produce “25 Bucks,” a song about remembering his mother pulling his family through hard-times single-handedly by braiding neighbors’ hair o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2014 - 9:54 am

Watch Danny Brown Play Kimmel With Purity Ring’s Megan James

Danny Brown is one of rap’s most electric live performers, but somehow he’d never performed on a late-night show before last night. As the musical guest on Kimmel, he knocked out “25 Bucks,” from his insanely good 2013 album Old. That’s the Purity Ring-produced song about how Danny’s mother supported an entire family by braiding… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 23, 2014 - 8:47 am

Artist Portraits From Austin City Limits 2013

Yesterday we shared live shots from the first weekend of Austin City Limits. We also caught up with some bands off-stage to take their photo in a quieter setting. Check out Pooneh Ghana’s great portraits of HAIM, Phoenix, Purity Ring, Tame Impala, Smith Westerns, and more above. More »

By: Stereogum / October 8, 2013 - 1:50 pm
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