Exactly three months from now. A quarter of a year. That's all the longer you'll have to wait for Purity Ring's debut album Shrines (July 24/4AD Records). What could possibly tide you (dream-pop-phantom-R&B fans) over for three goddamn months? "Obedear."
Purity Ring splashed onto the "lullabies for the club" scene with the track "Lofticries" almost a year ago, and since then the Montreal/Halifax based duo of Corin Roddock and Megan James have been stirring up bloggers' panties with their otherworldly white-noise scaffold, blip-blipping synths, and Megan's soft (sexy) cooing.
The latest example being "Obedear," the first single (posted just this morning) off Shrines, which includes previously released tracks like "Lofticries" and (my favorite) "Ungirthed."
If "Obedear" is any indication of what Shrines as a whole will sound like, you can expect more of the same (albeit more mature) tracks like "Lofticries." Drawing you in with slowed down, ethereal vox, then with a slap on the first beat of a hi-hat heavy backing, some distinctive, fluttering vocals calm you back down, but never so much as to keep you from dancing along, or trying to sing along with the synth line.
You know what, it's a tried and true formula (cough cough Phantogram), but that doesn't bother me at all. Good music is good music. Doesn't matter if you've heard a thousand things like it. Enjoy.