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Purity Ring – “Obedear”

Before this morning, the Canadian ghostly-synthpop duo Purity Ring had managed to build a serious buzz despite only having released three songs. Today, they bring the grand total to four, and new jam “Obedear” might be their strongest yet. It’s an atmospheric glide with a plinky keyboard riff that reminds me of Game and 50… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 24, 2012 - 9:13 am

Purity Ring Sign To 4AD And Last Gang

Watershed British indie label 4AD recently announced the head-turning but aesthetically logical acquisition of FL rapper/producer SpaceGhostPurrp to its storied roster, and they’re chasing that with the news of another high-profile (and perfectly on-the-money) nabbing of hotly pursued buzzmongers Purity Ring (in conjunction with Last Gang). Congratulations all around. We’ve thrown Purity Ring on just… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 3, 2012 - 11:55 am

Stereogum’s 25 Most Anticipated Albums For Spring/Summer 2012

HBO’s medieval drama Game Of Thrones premieres April 1, and this season’s plot involves five different claims to the throne and these respective factions’ ongoing clobbering of one another (#TeamRobb). But, yet another mantle is up for grabs, one that involves absolutely nobody getting their head cut off; the claim to “your album of the… More »

By: Stereogum / March 29, 2012 - 10:32 am

The 25 Bands We’re Most Excited To See At SXSW 2012

Hey, everybody, it’s that time again! South By Southwest 2012. Are you ready? How’s your hashtag game? Can you feel the early-onset FOMO? As the Austin institution grows larger and larger, with more and more high-level acts (ahem) interjecting themselves into the fray, there’s still plenty of room for the groups that are just starting… More »

By: Stereogum / March 9, 2012 - 11:24 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 New Acts Of 2011

Having already revealed Your Top 10 Tracks and Your Top 10 Music Videos, next box to be punched on the Gummys’ advent calendar is the Top 10 New Acts Of 2011 category, and, unlike the Grammys, Stereogum’s readers did a nice job of representing 2011’s singular breakout artists. And, based on post count, we were… More »

By: Stereogum / December 14, 2011 - 12:21 pm

CMJ 2011: Class Superlatives & Our Finest Photos

We’re on the other side of CMJ now, which you could probably tell by the uptick in the music news cycle, or by some bloggers’ (could be any bloggers, no way to know who I am talking about) bleary eyes and corresponding level of risibility. Stereogum threw a couple of parties early on, then shifted… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 24, 2011 - 6:19 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: September 2011

Save a bit of humidity, it is an undeniably autumnal day in NYC. It’s gray, it is wet, and it feels positively gauche to jam to anything that would feel right at a beach. So to help to fill the void created by expunging “sunny music” from your daily playlist, and to show solidarity with… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 23, 2011 - 6:03 pm

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands of 2011

Last year, right around the time summer turned to fall, we at Stereogum published our list of the 40 best new bands of the year. The idea of a “new” band is a pretty nebulous one, since many of the kids we listed were probably planning out their musical ventures in their basements since they… More »

By: Stereogum / September 13, 2011 - 12:26 pm

FYF Fest 2011 In Photos

FYF Fest, which has had issues with security and crowds in previous years, seems to have moved past those problems and evolved into a healthier, happier festival. Standout sets included Girls, who played heavily from their upcoming Father, Son, Holy Ghost, buzzbuilders Purity Ring and steady, show-those-tikes-how-it’s-done vets like Guided By Voices and the Descendents. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 6, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Purity Ring – “Belispeak”

Heatseeking Canadian duo Purity Ring (and Cruel Summer mixtape vets) concocts a compelling mix of sounds with its electro pop, mixing slurped up hip-hop beats with bright female vocals. They’ve only got a handful of songs available but a new one, “Belispeak,” dropped today. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 26, 2011 - 1:10 pm

Download Stereogum’s Cruel Summer 2011 Mix

Here’s the sequel to last year’s popular heartbreak of a mixtape, Cruel Summer. That one was worn, forlorn, and sexual, it was the soundtrack arc to your winter romance burning up and melting in the hot, hormonal sun. This year it’s just a party, really, soundtracked once again by some of the very best and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 1, 2011 - 3:23 pm

Remixtape Vol. 4

You’ll only need a half hour to make it through this month’s Remixtape. Download:

Stereogum Remixtape Vol. 4 (.zip, 65.8MB)

TRACKLIST
01 SBTRKT – “Wildfire [Feat. Little Dragon] (Drake Remix)”
02 Invisible Conga People – “Can’t Feel My Knees (Dub)”
03 d’Eon – “Transparency (How To Dress Well… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 23, 2011 - 4:53 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: May 2011

At eight tracks and just over a half-hour, this month’s mix compiles the most compelling freely released tracks of the past few weeks. It’s bookended by guitars rooted in psychedelic jangle and hardcore, respectively, with largely electronic compositions in between. This month we were impressed by EMA, John Maus, Purity Ring, Laurel Halo, Com Truise,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 5, 2011 - 5:26 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: January & February 2011

After a holiday break and an inclemently weathered January, our Monthly Mix series returns with a two-month/one-mix compilation that sets a defiant tone. If not for the year, then for the persistently re-accumulating, gut-checking frost. The key elements (aside from recency and excellence) are electronics and sequence, with a late-mix flip to stringed instruments, before… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 2, 2011 - 11:56 am
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