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Jul 24, 2017

Canadian electro-pop duo Purity Ring (Megan James and Corin Roddick) have shared a new song, "Asido." No they haven't announced a new album, this is a standalone single shared in honor of the fifth anniversary of the band's 2012-released debut album, ShrinesMore

Bonnaroo 2016 Lineup Announced: LCD Soundsystem, M83, Tame Impala, CHVRCHES, etc.

Father John Misty, HAIM, Death Cab For Cutie, Kurt Vile, Natalie Prass, Purity Ring, Pearl Jam, and Others

Jan 20, 2016

Bonnaroo have announced their 2016 lineup. The festival goes down in Manchester, Tennessee from June 9-12 and this year, their 15th year, the lineup includes LCD Soundsystem, M83, Tame Impala, CHVRCHES, Father John Misty, HAIM, Death Cab For Cutie, Kurt Vile, Natalie Prass, Purity Ring, Pearl Jam, and many others. More

Jan 20, 2016

Canadian electro-pop duo Purity Ring were on Conan last night. They performed "Repetition." The band performed in fog, surrounded by foliage. The song is taken from Purity Ring's second album, Another Eternity, which is out now via 4AD. More

Sasquatch! 2016 Line-up: The Cure, M83, Florence and the Machine, Sufjan Stevens, and More

Grimes, Wolf Alice, Julia Holter, and others on Memorial Day Weekend (May 27 - 30) in Quincy, Washington

Jan 12, 2016

The Sasquatch! Music Festival has revealed the lineup for their 2016 festival, their 15th year. Once again it will be going down Memorial Day Weekend (May 27 - 30) at the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington. It's a stacked lineup, including The Cure, M83, Sufjan Stevens, Grimes, Florence and the Machine, Wolf Alice, Julia Holter, Jamie xx, Caribou, Yeasayer, Savages, Kurt Vile, Mac DeMarco, and others.

Coachella 2016 Announces Line-up Featuring LCD Soundsystem, Guns N’ Roses, Lush, CHVRCHES, and More

Plus M83, Wolf Alice, Beach House, Grimes, Sufjan Stevens, Foals, Deerhunter, Bat For Lashes, and Others

Jan 04, 2016

Coachella has announced the line-up for their 2016 festival, which goes down in Indio, California over two weekends in April (with the same bill each weekend). Friday and Saturday are headlined by two newly reformed bands, LCD Soundsystem and Guns N' Roses (featuring the reunion of Axl Rose and Slash). Calvin Harris headlines Sunday night. More

Watch: Purity Ring - “heartsigh” Video

Another Eternity Out Now via 4AD

Dec 14, 2015

Canadian electro-pop duo Purity Ring have shared a video for "heartsigh." Cecil Frena and Alex Fischer directed the clip, from a concept by Purity Ring. It features the band performing the song surrounded by hanging lights. The video features 2,500 LED lights from an art piece called "Submerge" by the British artists Squidsoup. Watch it below. More

Oct 15, 2015

Earlier this week Canadian electro-pop duo Purity Ring shared a video for "Begin Again" and then performed the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Now they have shared a new remix of the song by HEALTH, who ups the dread a bit. Check it out below. More

Oct 13, 2015

Yesterday Canadian electro-pop duo Purity Ring shared a video for "Begin Again." And then last night the band performed the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live, doing it on the show's outdoor stage and with the band's full light show. It was an impressive performance, one that helped prove it's no accident that Purity Ring has become so popular and influential in recent years. More

Watch: Purity Ring - “Begin Again” Video

Another Eternity Out Now via 4AD

Oct 12, 2015

Canadian electro-pop duo Purity Ring have shared a video for "Begin Again." Young Replicant directed the strange clip, which seems to be about a woman being forced to undergo some sort of puritanical rebirth ceremony. Watch it below via Apple Connect. More

Check Out Photos From Day One of FYF Fest

Last Weekend in Los Angeles, CA

Aug 27, 2015

Last weekend Los Angeles hosted FYF Festival. Check out Robert Redfield’s gallery of day one, featuring images of AlvvaysBloc PartyChet FakerDinosaur JrGoldroomMikal Cronin,MetzPurity RingSavagesTennis, and The Drums More

Purity Ring Announce Fall Tour Dates

Another Eternity Out Now via 4AD

Jun 22, 2015

Canadian electro-pop duo Purity Ring have announced a slew of fall tour dates. The September, October, and November shows include stops in the Southwest, the South, and Europe. They are in support of the band's second album, Another Eternity, which is out now via 4AD.  More

May 05, 2015

For the eleventh year now Champaign-Urbana, Illinois will host the Pygmalion Festival. 2015's initial lineup has been revealed and it features iconic British shoegazers Ride, Purity Ring, tUnE-yArDs, Sylvan Esso, Zola Jeus, Strand of Oaks, Ryley Walker, Bully, White Reaper, and more. More

Under the Radar Announces April/May Issue with Tame Impala on the Cover

Issue 53 Also Includes Interviews with Death Cab for Cutie, Mew, My Morning Jacket, The Jesus and Mary Chain on Psychocandy, Father John Misty, Charlie Cox of Marvel's: Daredevil, Domhnall Gleeson, Courtney Barnett, and More

Apr 10, 2015

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the April/May 2015 issue, which is about to hit newsstands. It features Tame Impala on the cover. Actor Charlie Cox talks about his starring role in the new Netflix series, Marvel's Daredevil. We interview The Jesus and Mary Chain's Jim Reid and Creation Records' founder Alan McGee about the 30th anniversary of the Scottish band's iconic debut album, 1985's Psychocandy. The issue also includes interviews with Death Cab For Cutie, Mew, My Morning Jacket, Father John Misty, Domhnall Gleeson of Ex Machina, Courtney Barnett, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Laura Marling, Django Django, Will Butler, Purity Ring, San Fermin, TORRES, Twin Shadow, Matthew E. White, Amason, Jacco Gardner, Tobias Jesso Jr., Petite Noir, Natalie Prass, SOAK, and more. More

Watch: Purity Ring on “Conan”

Perform "Bodydache"

Mar 20, 2015

Continuing to promote their newly released sophomore album Another Eternity on the late night circuitPurity Ring were welcomed as the musical guest on yesterday's Conan. More

Mar 05, 2015

In the wake of releasing their brand new sophomore LP Another Eternity, Canadian duo Purity Ring were welcomed as the musical guest on Seth Meyers' Late Night yesterday. More

Feb 26, 2015

Next week Canadian synth-pop duo Purity Ring will release their sophomore LP, Another Eternity. More

Feb 24, 2015

On the verge of releasing their sophomore album Another Eternity next week, Purity Ring have posted the entire lyric sheet to the LP's 10-song tracklist. More

Listen: Purity Ring – “Repetition”

Another Eternity is Out March 4 on 4AD

Feb 05, 2015

Purity Ring recently went on Huw Stephens’ BBC Radio 1 program. More

Watch: Purity Ring - “Push Pull” Video

Another Eternity Out March 3

Jan 29, 2015

In anticipation of their upcoming sophomore LP Another EternityPurity Ring have premiered a brand new music video for their single "Push Pull." More

Purity Ring Announce Tour

New Album Another Eternity Out March 3

Jan 27, 2015

Due to release their recently announced sophomore LP Another Eternity this spring, Canadian electro pop duo Purity Ring have announced plans for a new tour.  More

Jan 13, 2015

Following their 2012 debut Shrines, Canadian electronic duo Purity Ring have announced the upcoming release of their sophomore LP, Another Eternity. More

Listen: Purity Ring – “push pull”

First Listen From Their Forthcoming Album

Dec 04, 2014

So we don’t have an official album announcement from Purity Ring, but if the Canadian duo’s new single “push pull” is any indication, we’re in for a treat when in comes to LP number two.  More

Apr 09, 2014

Danny Brown and Megan James’ (Purity Ring) collaborative track “25 Bucks” now has a video. More

Jan 23, 2014

Last night, Danny Brown stopped by Jimmy Kimmel LiveMore

Sep 25, 2013

Last month UK electronic producer Jon Hopkins recruited Purity Ring vocalist Megan James for a new version of his Immunity track "Breathe This Air." More

Listen: Lady Gaga – “Applause (Purity Ring Remix)”

Applause Remix EP Due Out October 1

Sep 20, 2013

Purity Ring have never made any bones about being pop fans. So it seems logical that they’d be tapped to add their own ghostly atmospherics to Lady Gaga’s newest single, “Applause.”  More

Listen: Jon Hopkins - “Breathe This Air” (feat. Purity Ring)

Limited 12'' Available At Upcoming Shows

Aug 08, 2013

On Aug. 27 and 28 Purity Ring will be playing two shows at Los Angeles at the Henry Fonda Theatre. More

2013 Polaris Prize Nominees Announced

Include Tegan and Sara, Metric, and Purity Ring

Jul 16, 2013

Earlier today in Toronto the short list of nominees for the 2013 Polaris Prize was announced, featuring the likes of Tegan and Sara, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Metric, Purity Ring, and Young Galaxy. More

Under the Radar Announces the Best of 2012 Issue featuring Grimes on the Cover

Issue also Includes Top 100 Albums of 2012; Artist Surveys; and Interviews with Passion Pit, Scott Walker, Tig Notaro, The xx, Sleigh Bells, Wild Nothing vs. The Go-Betweens, Jessie Ware, and more

Dec 21, 2012

Under the Radar’s Best of 2012 issue is shipping out to stores and subscribers and will be on newsstands nationwide in January. It features Grimes on the cover and includes interviews with other artists who made an impact in the last year, including Baroness, Julia Holter, Mount Eerie, Tig Notaro, Passion Pit, Purity Ring, Ty Segall, Sleigh Bells, Swans, Trust, Scott Walker, Jessie Ware, Wild Nothing vs. The Go-Betweens, and The xx. Plus the Top 100 albums of the year and Year-End Artist Surveys. More

Nov 12, 2012

In the wake of their breakthrough debut Shrines Purity Ring electro pop duo Purity Ring have premiered a music video for their new single "Lofticries." More

Purity Ring Announce North American Tour

Download "Belispeak II" feat Danny Brown

Oct 10, 2012

Purity Ring have announced that they will embark on a new North America tour next January in support of their much-praised debut Shrines. More

Check Out Photos of FYF Fest 2012 - Day One - M83, Chromatics, Fucked Up

Plus Chairlift, James Blake, Moonface, Sleigh Bells and More

Sep 03, 2012

On Saturday September 1, the nineth annual FYF Fest went down at Los Angeles’ State Historic Park in Downtown L.A. We sent photographer Steven Dewall down to cover the action. Check out his shots of Chairlift,ChromaticsFucked UpJames BlakeJohn MausM83MoonfacePurity Ring, Redd Kross, Sleigh BellsThe Valelines, and Warpaint here. More

Check Out Photos of Øya Festival, Day 1

Feist, Sondre Lerche, Florence and the Machine and More

Aug 09, 2012

From August 7-11 Oslo, Norway is hosting the Øya Festival. We sent social media editor Laura Studarus over to cover the action. Check out her shots of Sondre Lerche,Willis Earl BealMathias EickOberhoferFriendsBob MouldThurston MooreFlorence and the MachineFeistThe Stone Roses, and Purity Ring More

Jul 11, 2012

Leading up to their forthcoming debut Shrines, electro-pop duo Purity Ring have premiere a visually stunning music video for their included track "Fireshrine." More

Listen: Purity Ring - “Fineshrine”

New Track Off Upcoming Debut

Jun 20, 2012

After delivering songs such as "Belispeak" and "Obedear" from their forthcoming debut full-length Shrines, electro dream pop duo Purity Ring have come forth with yet another cut from the record with "Fineshrine." More

May 31, 2012

With their debut full-length Shrines scheduled for release on July 24, electro-pop duo Purity Ring have premiered an impressively fantastical music video for their track "Belispeak." More

May 24, 2012

Purity Ring—who finally announced their debut album—is hitting the road for a series of dates that will take them around the world. More

Listen: Purity Ring - “Obedear”

Debut Album Shrines Out July

Apr 24, 2012

Recent 4AD signees Purity Ring have announced that their forthcoming debut album will be called Shrines. More

Purity Ring Sign to 4AD and Last Gang

Debut Album Out in July

Apr 03, 2012

Electro-pop duo Purity Ring have announced that they have signed to 4AD and Last Gang, as evident by the band's recently updated website. More

Check Out Photos from Wednesday March 14th SXSW 2012 Events

Including Dan Deacon, Sharon Van Etten, Zola Jesus, Purity Ring and More!

Mar 28, 2012

Check out more photos from SXSW 2012 events on Wednesday, March 14th including shots of Dan DeaconSharon Van EttenZola JesusPurity RingKindnessPrince Rama, and Choir of Young Believers More

Mar 17, 2012

Second verse, same as the first, a little bit louder and a little bit fuller of electro indie pop. Erm…yeah. Pretty sure that’s how it’s supposed to go. At any rate, after a full (read: exhausting) day Under the Radar’s second SXSW day party (where every band on the bill could be dubbed a “personal favorite”) I found it in me to stagger over to Pitchfork’s showcase at the Presbyterian Church for Fiona AppleCharli XCXPurity Ring, and Grimes More

Mar 15, 2012

SXSW starts with a hug. And—if you’re very lucky—a kiss. Sure it’s a music conference, a place where new bands head to earn their buzz, established bands visit to hock their wares, and everyone goes to practice the age-old art of FOMO. But before all that “work,” friends, co-workers, band members, and publicists start it all off with a squeeze. We may whine about the long hours, the endless schedules, and all forms of “work” (again with the quotation marks) but don’t let our kvetching fool you—this is summer camp for the music industry. More

Oct 26, 2011

Check out photos from Day Five of CMJ 2011 in New York, NY including photos of Atlas Sound, Purity Ring, Small Black, We Barbarians, Gauntlet Hair and Electric Guest. Photographer Wendy Lynch Redfern was there to capture the action. See the full gallery here. More

Sep 05, 2011

On Saturday September 3, the eight annual FYF Fest went down at Los Angeles’ State Historic Park in Downtown L.A. We sent writer/photographer Laura Studarus down to cover the action. More

Purity Ring Announces Split 7” With BRAIDS

Out October 10 Via Fat Possum

Aug 26, 2011

Today Purity Ring (a “Pleased to Meet You” artist in our current issue) announced a split 7” with BRAIDS. We have the details.  More

Under the Radar Announces Summer Issue and St. Vincent Cover

Issue Also Features Stephen Malkmus vs. Gus Van Sant, M83, The Horrors, Washed Out, Bon Iver vs. Fugazi, WU LYF, Dum Dum Girls, and much more

Jul 28, 2011

Under the Radar’s Summer 2011 Issue has just hit stands. It features St. Vincent on the cover and includes articles on M83, Bon Iver vs. Fugazi, The Horrors, Washed Out, Stephen Malkmus vs. Gus Van Sant, WU LYF, Dum Dum Girls, Friendly Fires, Memory Tapes, John Maus, Niki & The Dove, Purity Ring, Youth Lagoon, and many others; as well as over 115 reviews. The digital version of the magazine also includes 50 extra pages of bonus content, including articles on My Morning Jacket, The Rapture, Eleanor Friedberger, Handsome Furs, Moonface, Stephin Merritt, Laurel Halo, and more. More

Listen: Neon Indian – “Fallout”

Taken From Forthcoming Era Extraña

Jul 27, 2011

Neon Indian has released a track from their next album, Era Extraña, due out September 13 via singer Alan Palomo's Static Tongue imprint/Mom + Pop Music. More


Interviews

Purity Ring

Pop of the Future Today

Jun 24, 2015

Eminently hyped on the basis of their single "Ungirthed" back in 2011, Canada's Purity Ring proved that they weren't a one-trick pony after they were scooped up by 4AD and released their 2012 debut LP Shrines. More


Reviews

Another Eternity

Another Eternity

4AD

Mar 11, 2015

Purity Ring's debut was one of 2012's most lauded releases. A sublime future-pop gem, Shrines combined astral beats, ethereal electro, and deceptively dark lyrics; surviving the tsunami of hype that surrounded it, by turning out to be a genuinely great record. More

Coachella Day 1 Recap: Johnny Marr, Local Natives, Beach House, Purity Ring, and More

Apr 20, 2013

A smorgasbord of performances by the likes of IO EchoLord Huron,DāM-FunKPoliça  Johnny Marr  Local Natives  Beach House  Purity Ring and How to Destroy Angels awaited us. More

Øya Day 1: Sondre Lerche, Thurston Moore, Florence and The Machine, Feist, and More

August 8th, 2012

Aug 09, 2012

Welcome to the first official day of the Øya Festival—or as I like to call it: shock the American. Check out reviews from the day including: Sondre LercheWillis Earl BealOberhoferThurston MooreFriendsFlorence and The MachineFeistStone Roses, and Purity Ring. More

Shrines

Shrines

4AD

Jul 25, 2012

Purity Ring frontwoman Megan James once revealed to Under the Radar, partially tongue-in-cheek, that her primary influences were "the five elements of nature." At this nascent stage of the band's career, when they only had the ubiquitously blogged "Lofticries" and "Ungirthed" to their name, there wasn't much to talk about. More

SXSW Recap Day 2: Fiona Apple, Charli XCX, Purity Ring, and Grimes

Mar 19, 2012

Second verse, same as the first, a little bit louder and a little bit fuller of electro indie pop. Erm…yeah. Pretty sure that’s how it’s supposed to go.  More

SXSW Recap Day 1: Choir of Young Believers, Dan Deacon, Zola Jesus, Purity Ring and More

Mar 19, 2012

SXSW starts with a hug. And—if you’re very lucky—a kiss. Sure it’s a music conference, a place where new bands head to earn their buzz, established bands visit to hock their wares, and everyone goes to practice the age-old art of FOMO. But before all that “work,” friends, co-workers, band members, and publicists start it all off with a squeeze. We may whine about the long hours, the endless schedules, and all forms of “work” (again with the quotation marks) but don’t let our kvetching fool you—this is summer camp for the music industry. More

CMJ - Days Four and Five - October 21-22, 2011

Oct 25, 2011

While I was only able to attend the last two days of this year's CMJ Marathon in New York City, it's fair to say that the east coast event is a very different kind of beast in comparison to the whirlwind of its much bigger brother in Austin's South by Southwest. More