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BASS: Electro duo Purity Ring’s debut album ‘Shrines’ finding crossover buzz -- UPDATE

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.

With  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 – “Obedear” and “Fineshrine” earlier in 2012 that generated interest ahead of their album’s launch.

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 through iTunes 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 California.

On Saturday, 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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