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The US president’s annual State Of The Union address is always a loaded subject because no one can agree exactly what state the union is in or why it’s in that state, especially in such a polarized, compromised, altogether monumentally fucked political environment. We can’t even agree on who should be considered a part of… More »

We interviewed a lot of people in 2015. I know this because, in order to compile this list, I read upwards of 60 Q&A’s with a wide array of artists who would go on to define the year. A lot of the interviews we published this year focused on process, but the byproduct of having… More »

Earlier this week, I published a list of the 50 best music videos of 2015. I watched so many videos to make that list! It took a really long time! So naturally, the week after that, the universe rewards me with a week in which there are basically no good music videos. The obvious best… More »

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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…
James Rettig | February 2, 2015 - 9:11 pm
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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…
Caitlin White | January 29, 2015 - 10:40 am
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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…
Stereogum | January 16, 2015 - 4:39 pm
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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…
James Rettig | January 13, 2015 - 12:00 am
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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…
Stereogum | December 5, 2014 - 5:20 pm
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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…
James Rettig | December 3, 2014 - 10:10 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | April 30, 2014 - 1:42 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2014 - 12:18 pm
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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…
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…
Tom Breihan | January 23, 2014 - 8:47 am
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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…
Stereogum | October 8, 2013 - 1:50 pm

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…
Stereogum | October 7, 2013 - 11:30 am

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…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2013 - 11:30 am

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…
Scott Lapatine | September 23, 2013 - 11:22 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | September 20, 2013 - 10:59 am
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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…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 8, 2013 - 1:17 pm
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Stereogum Monthly Mix: July 2013

I don't want to bum anybody out, but summer's almost over. With an emphasis on almost, meaning anything can still happen (aside from reclaiming that…
Amrit Singh | July 31, 2013 - 11:32 am
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Purity Ring – “Amenamy (Jon Hopkins Remix)”

Earlier this year, the London producer and frequent Brian Eno collaborator Jon Hopkins released his Immunity LP, a prettily translucent house-music that walks the line…
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2013 - 10:24 am

Dre Skull – “First Time” (Feat. Popcaan & Purity Ring’s Megan James)

The Brooklyn producer Dre Skull started out making spazzy DIY dance music, but he's since become an unlikely hitmaker in the universe of dancehall reggae.
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2013 - 11:37 am
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Purity Ring – “Grammy” (Soulja Boy Cover)

I thought that the biggest head-scratcher of the day would go to Beck and his enormous cover of "Sound And Vision" but I believe the…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 11, 2013 - 4:36 pm
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