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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 »

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 »

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 »

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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 chose…
Scott Lapatine | September 23, 2013 - 11:22 pm

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

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

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

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

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

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I don't know if it's a seasonal affective disorder thing or what, but this is the week when almost all the really good videos got…
Tom Breihan | November 16, 2012 - 12:45 pm

Purity Ring – “Lofticries” Video

AG Rojas (Spiritualized's "Hey Jane," Jack White's "Sixteen Saltines") takes the helm of Purity Ring's new video for "Lofticries," a clip that stitches together strange,…
Corban Goble | November 12, 2012 - 9:36 am

MusicfestNW 2012 In Photos

Yesterday, Portland’s MusicFestNW wrapped up five days of concerts at over a dozen venues throughout the city. Among the acts who performed were Passion Pit,…
Stereogum | September 10, 2012 - 4:15 pm

Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012

Ever since I was old enough to complain, my dad took great pleasure in the act of dragging my always-resistant ass to music festivals. A…
Aaron Lariviere | September 4, 2012 - 4:52 pm

Progress Report: Purity Ring

Name: Purity Ring Progress Report: Corin Roddick discusses success, Shrines, and the perils of building your own instruments. Purity Ring have only…
T. Cole Rachel | July 25, 2012 - 11:20 am

Stream Purity Ring Shrines

Montreal’s Purity Ring first became internet-famous on the strength of their first two or three songs, so imagine what a full album is going to…
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2012 - 3:43 pm

Pitchfork Festival 2012: Dirty Projectors, ASAP Rocky, Purity Ring & More

Friday's first day of Pitchfork Festival wasted no time getting into it, where many festival entrants walked in to the fully-wrought hypnotic swirl of Lower…
Corban Goble | July 14, 2012 - 1:19 pm

Purity Ring – “Fineshrine” Video

Purity Ring's stellar Shrines single "Fineshrine" pairs cloud rap production with gross anatomy lyrics, and video director Young Replicant does that as literally (and sumptuously)…
Amrit Singh | July 11, 2012 - 10:29 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: June 2012

It's our first mixtape of summer! Accordingly, you should probably just act first and think later and just download it with reckless abandon, as you…
Amrit Singh | June 26, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Purity Ring – “Fineshrine”

Purity Ring's a 4AD commodity now, releasing an album for the shape-shifting label following a string of excellent singles. Most of those singles are gonna…
Amrit Singh | June 20, 2012 - 11:28 am