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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

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… More »

By: Stereogum / February 27, 2015

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 Mega… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 26, 2015

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

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… More »

By: James Rettig / February 2, 2015

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 visual… More »

By: Caitlin White / January 29, 2015

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… More »

By: Stereogum / January 16, 2015

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… More »

By: James Rettig / January 13, 2015

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

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… More »

By: James Rettig / December 3, 2014

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 23, 2014

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

Photos: Austin City Limits 2013

The first of two Austin City Limits weekends took place in Zilker Park over the weekend, with performances by Depeche Mode, the Cure, Kings Of Leon, Atoms For Peace, Phoenix, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, the National, Queens Of The Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, HAIM, and dozens more. Check out photos from the festival by More »

By: Stereogum / October 7, 2013

Jon Hopkins & Purity Ring – “Breathe This Air” Video (NSFW)

Earlier this year, the London producer and frequent Brian Eno collaborator Jon Hopkins released Immunity, an album of restrained, architectural house music. After the album was out, Purity Ring's Megan James added vocals to a new version of the album track "Breathe This Air." And now director Anthony Dickenson has made a video… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 25, 2013

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Win Polaris Music Prize 2013

Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! won this year's Polaris Music Prize, the annual award for Canadian Album Of The Year as chosen by a jury of music journalists, broadcasters, and bloggers. Hosted by previous Polaris nominees Kathleen Edwards and Shad, this year's ceremony was held in Toronto earlier this evening and featured… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 23, 2013

Lady Gaga – “Applause (Purity Ring Remix)”

Purity Ring are stomping with the big dogs now. Lady Gaga has roped the Toronto spectral-synth duo into doing an official remix of "Applause," her kinda-desperate new drama-nerd anthem. For the reworking, Purity Ring producer Corin Roddick removed everything besides the vocal track and built the gasping goth-dance track around it. Whatever Roddick doe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 20, 2013

Jon Hopkins – “Breathe This Air” (Feat. Purity Ring)

London producer Jon Hopkins and Purity Ring have an active creative relationship. Last month, Hopkins remixed the electronic duo's Shrines track "Amenamy" and he also has a production credit on "Saltkin" from the album. Here, Purity Ring singer Megan James returns the favor, providing vocals for "Breathe This Air" from Hopkins' June-released album Immunity. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 8, 2013
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