2012-04-24T18:07:52+00:00 2012-04-25T11:39:49+00:00

Purity Ring – "Obedear"

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." 

Download: Purity Ring – 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.

      Lofticries 1
Download: Purity Ring – Lofticries

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."  

Download: Purity Ring – 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.

      I Love... That You Know (Purity Ring Remix)
Download: Disclosure – I Love… That You Know (Purity Ring Remix)

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. 

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  • MORE! 

    Shannon April 24, 2012 8:19 PM Reply
  • man you guys made my fucking day. cant wait for shrines.

    Trav April 24, 2012 11:36 PM Reply
  • i disagree its nothing like Phantogram, this is just pure greatness following after every song released from Purity Ring, their instrumentals and vocals do not compare

    guestwho April 25, 2012 1:06 AM Reply
    • OK MIKE

      Running April 25, 2012 2:48 AM Reply
      •  either this is an inside joke or that guestwho is a psuedonym for Mike, either way not tryin to sink ur post its just what i believe

        notwhouthinkiam April 25, 2012 3:46 AM Reply
  • Legitski

    @PagVan April 25, 2012 1:15 PM Reply
  • Great music ! I'm just sad that most of the labels that the "bloggy" bands release their music on are not available in my country (India).

    Wanderer May 24, 2012 6:04 AM Reply
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