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Electro duo Purity Ring’s debut album ‘Shrines’ finding crossover buzz
Less than two years after forming, Montreal-based electro band Purity Ring has released their debut
album “Shrines” with label Last Gang Records after considerable buzz
online. Vocalist Megan James
brings deep harmonies to offset the beatmaking and electronic
productions of percussionist Corin
Roddick’s electro beats and James’ futuristic vocals, their sound is
what pop could sound like in 2023. Purity Ring put out a couple singles
and “Fineshrine” earlier in 2012 that generated interest ahead of their
Now that Shrines is out, their song “Lofticries” is finding fans for
its space age vocals, cool downtempo tone and head-nodding beats.
Shrines quickly rose to No. 2 on the Billboard’s Dance/Electronic
Albums, and has risen as high as No. 32 on the Billboard 200.
Shrines is available in CD form across the USA at fine record stores,
in CD or MP3 format at Amazon,
as well as
and other online relailers.
Find out more
about Purity Ring at Last
Gang Records’ website
or follow them on Twitter.
You can also hear some of their songs at the Purity Rings site.
UPDATE Aug. 25: Purity Ring
announced thier full worldwide tour schedule on their Twitter page
today, and between now and the end of their North American tour on
Sept. 23 it includes stops throughout North America with two shows in
Sept. 1 they'll play the FYF Fest in Los Angelese and on Monday, Sept.
3 (Memorial Day, a US holiday) they'll play at San Francisco club
Bottom of the Hill before heading North to other West Coast gigs in
Portlant, Seattle and Vancouver. Click here
to see their full tour schedule.
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