This was to be expected: Someone was bound to cash in on the Grammy buzz and drop a song about how much they love (or probably hate) last night’s Awards. Purity Ring already informed us of their penchant for rap by collaborating with Danny Brown, and they dropped a another hint last month when she started covering ATL rapper Soulja Boy live. We should have seen this coming.
So, expectedly, Purity Ring’s Megan James and Corin Roddick just realased a faithful studio cover of the earnest Soulja Boy jam, “Grammy”. Where Soulja once rapped and where Ester Dean once sang, now James coos through the whole thing, with Roddick honoring (and improving) the production of final track on Soulja Boys’ 2010 LP The DeAndre Way. Another clue? In 2011, Roddick told Pitchfork that The DeAndre Way was his favorite album of 2010.
In non-Soulja Boy news, Purity Ring has announced a new set of North American dates surrounding their performance at Coachella. Check those dates below, along with a download of “Grammy”.
Purity Ring – “Grammy” (Soulja Boy cover)
Purity Ring 2013 Tour Dates:
03/08 – Melbourne, AU @ Corner Hotel
03/10 – Fortitude Valley, AU @ The Zoo
04/02 – Ottawa, ON @ Ritual Nightclub
04/03 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
04/04 – Millvale, PA @ Smalls
04/05 – Oberlin, OH @ Oberlin College
04/06 – St. Louis, MO @ Plush
04/07 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
04/08 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
04/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
04/11 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
04/12 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music and Arts Fesitval
04/15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
04/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
04/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
04/19 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04/23 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
04/24 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
04/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue
04/27 – Calgary, AB @ Republik
04/28 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Ballroom
04/30 – Saskatoon, SK @ Louis Pub
05/01 – Winnipeg, MB @ WECC
05/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave.
05/03 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
05/04 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom