Last Gang Entertainment
Purity Ring’s eerie and direful sound is certainly what draws such a big audience; they are mysterious, highly talented and simply irresistible. The band is fresh and modern with comparisons to Yeasayer, Massive Attack and Grimes. Purity Ring has made a huge splash on the new music scene over the past 12 months and they’re just getting started. Megan Jame’s beautiful voice, coupled with Corin Roddick’s impeccable Dream Pop programming skills, make for a fierce duo that will get you hooked in no time. The Montreal duo’s debut release Shrines will simply blow your mind.
There’s no arguing that “Belispeak” is the best tune of the album, it is their go-to single at the moment with an absolutely stunning music video that adds creepiness and intrigue to the song and must be checked out. “Amenamy” is another stand out track that delivers beastly voices and killer club beats intermingled so nicely with Jame’s voice to create an oriental-tinged hit. The beastly voices return in the song “Lofticries”; this song is slow and steady with intense synth hooks. It’s a catchy, dark, track that is impeccable production. My only demerit points come on the song “Grandloves” where Young Magic makes a guest appearance — his guest spot didn’t add much flavour to the song or the album.
Shrines is a must for fans of the bands mentioned above. Purity Ring have simply outdone themselves here.
Andre Skinner (Twitter @andreskinner)
Album Review: Purity Ring – Shrines