make their bid for a mature debut.
By Blurt Staff
Shrines, the debut
album from Halifax/Montreal-based duo The Purity Ring – composed of Corin
Roddick and Megan James – is set to drop July 24 on tastemaker label 4AD. The
band is described as “making lullabies for the club, drawing equally from airy ‘90s
R&B, lush dream pop, and the powerful, bone-rattling immediacy of modern
hip hop… Megan’s remarkable voice is at once ecstatic and ethereal, soaring
joyfully through Corin’s carefully chopped beats, trembling synths, and skewed
Despite the band’s young age (Corin is 21, Megan 24) and
short gestation (they formed in late 2010), Purity Ring betray a remarkable
maturity in their sound. You can hear “Obedear” from Shrines below, or on the band’s website: http://www.purityringsongs.com/ . It’s dreamy, yet intense, and it is literally exploding across the
blogosphere (so who are we not to jump on the bandwagon).