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Purity Ring

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Edmonton, Canada (2010 – present)

Megan James and Corin Roddick formed Purity Ring in 2010. They both grew up in Edmonton, Alberta. James played piano and Roddick played drums prior to the band’s inception, but neither play them as a primary instrument for Purity Ring. During live shows, Roddick uses a custom built, tree-shaped instrument to drive both live sound and lighting. Additionally, during live appearances both wear clothes custom designed and sewn by James.

The duo were originally two of several members of the band of GOBBLE GOBBLE (now Born Gold). While on tour with Gobble Gobble, Roddick began experimenting with and beats. James was asked to sing on a track called “Ungirthed,” thus forming Purity Ring. The song was released in January 2011.

On April 3, 2012, Purity Ring announced that they were signed by media company 4AD world-wide and Last Gang Records in Canada. Later in the same month the band announced their debut album, Shrines, set to be released July 24, 2012. They also debuted the first single from the album titled “Obedear.” On June 20, 2012, Purity Ring released another single from the album titled “Fineshrine.” The album reached number 100 on the UK Albums Chart. In the United States, it reached number thirty-two on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Dance/Electronic Albums.

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  • gui_x

    <3

    20 Dec 5:19pm Reply
  • TeenageDeathBoy

    I have to say I'm not awed by Push Pull in the way I was when they were trickling out one song at a time prior to the release of Shrines. Vanilla frozen yogurt. Not bad, not amazing. Just OK.

    20 Dec 2:14pm Reply
  • poker_face22

    хороший сингл

    20 Dec 1:34pm Reply
  • SLIGHTLYevil

    Help, I'm on a Push Pull loop. I know it's not as intricate or interesting as any of the songs on Shrines, but there is something sweet and charming about it that I find addictive.

    18 Dec 11:48pm Reply
  • AnnGubina

    СКОРЕЕ БЫ АЛЬБООООООООМ ЭТИ МЕЛОДИИ И ЭТОТ ПРЕКРАСНЫЙ ГОЛОСОК СВОДЯТ МЕНЯ С УМА

    17 Dec 3:20pm Reply
  • Crabroast22

    Push Pull is weak. Please don't be a sophomore slump..

    16 Dec 1:42am Reply
  • AlveinR

    @sonofawidow: taking your mom to new heights

    14 Dec 7:43pm Reply
  • geunommi

    love push pull, eager to hear an album announcement (2)

    11 Dec 10:08am Reply
  • Hasnaavni

    this better mean a new album [3]

    10 Dec 11:48pm Reply
  • sonofawidow

    taking weak and bland to new heights

    10 Dec 12:49pm Reply
  • ArcEnigma

    Nice new track!

    10 Dec 12:17pm Reply
  • amountainmoved

    6 months how did he do it

    10 Dec 3:42am Reply
  • KingAzakun

    this better mean a new album [2]

    5 Dec 10:07pm Reply
  • RobHF

    love push pull, eager to hear an album announcement / tour details for the uk now :- )

    4 Dec 11:11pm Reply
  • GloriousLiar

    this better mean a new album..

    4 Dec 6:32pm Reply
  • Sinrun

    Push Pull seemed pop-y at face value, as I listened more closely/headphones it became wide-ethereal-dark-ambient-subtle. Lyrics go perfect with the overall nature of the sound, didn't know how they would pull off another single while staying true to the unique sound they created and hype that has been been built up, in my opinon they did it perfectly.

    4 Dec 4:49pm Reply
  • deIete

    push pull is tame but cute af

    4 Dec 11:30am Reply
  • abhorion

    any rumours on new album coming out? push/pull is glorious/victorious

    4 Dec 11:22am Reply
  • Placebionic

    Push Pull <3

    4 Dec 11:01am Reply
  • TecnoDevil

    The new song is amazing. <3

    4 Dec 10:48am Reply
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