Awesome Purity Ring Releases new – “Push Pull”(Video)
Purity Ring have been relatively quiet since the release of their 2012 debut Shrines, aside from some guest spots on tracks from Danny Brown and Jon Hopkins. They’ve just shared their first new song since the release of their debut — it’s called “Push Pull” and it’s our first taste of their forthcoming sophomore album. As someone who happened to revisit their debut recently, it holds up really well, and this song is the next logical step: a little bigger and less murky, but still otherworldly and hauntingly beautiful. Corin Roddick’s production is cascading and punchy, and the lyrics hold onto the same esoteric romanticism that made Shrines so special: “You push and you pull, but you’d never know/ I crept up in you and I wouldn’t let go.” Listen below. [Via StereoGum]
Megan James and Corin Roddick, aged 25 and 22 respectively in April 2013, formed Purity Ring in 2010. Both grew up inEdmonton, Alberta. James played piano and Roddick played drums prior to the band’s inception, however neither currently play them as their 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. James uses written work which she originally did not intend to release to the public for many of the band’s lyrics.
The duo were originally two of several members of the band Born Gold (previously called Gobble Gobble). While on tour with Gobble Gobble, Roddick began experimenting with electronic production and beat-making. 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, it was announced that Purity Ring were signed by record company 4AD worldwide and Last Gang Records in Canada. Later the same month the band announced their debut album, Shrines, subsequently released on 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”.
On October 9, 2012, Purity Ring released a sequel to their single, “Belispeak,” titled “Belispeak II” as a collaboration with rapper Danny Brown.
The same day that Purity Ring opened their online merchandise store, they released a cover of Soulja Boy‘s “Grammy” on February 11, 2013 with a free download.The fans’ reaction to the release of the cover was so strong that it crashed the website servers due to too many requests to download.
In July 2013, their studio album Shrines was short listed for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize.
The single “Fineshrine” became known in the UK for its use on a very.co.uk advert.
As of 2014, James and Roddick are working on a second album.
On December 3rd, 2014, Purity Ring released a single titled “push pull” from their planned future album