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Purity Ring announces debut album: Shrines

on April 24, 2012, 1:15am

e70b32821 Purity Ring announces debut album: Shrines

After signing to 4AD and Last Gang earlier this month, Edmonton electro-pop duo Purity Ring announced that their then-nameless debut LP would hit stores on July 24th. This evening, through a series of tweets, the pair released the record’s title, Shrines, alongside its first track, “Obedear”.

Following a low, morose rumble, “Obedear” comes to life with a lethal roundhouse of punchy, bubbly synths and Megan James’ gorgeous Kewpie doll vocals that conquer even the most devout of the non-pop faithful. Stream/download your own copy below.

Update: The band has also announced U.S. tour dates with Dirty Projectors.

Purity Ring – “Obedear” 

Shrines Tracklist:
01. Crawlersout
02. Fineshrine
03. Ungirthed
04. Amenamy
05. Grandloves
06. Cartographist
07. Belispeak
08. Saltkin
09. Obedear
10. Lofticries
11. Shuck

Purity Ring 2012 Tour Dates:
04/27 – Rockdale, TX @ Nocturnal Wonderland
05/22 – Montreal, QC @ Casa del Popolo
05/23 – Ottawa, ON @ Cafe Dekcuf
05/26 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
05/31 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/03 – Dublin, IE @ Forbidden Fruit Festival
06/05 – Amsterdam, NL @ Vondelkirk
06/08 – Berlin, DE @ Berghain Kanteen
06/11 – Paris, FR @ Chez Moune
06/12 – London, UK @ White Heat
06/14 – Toronto, ON @ Wrong Bar (NXNE)
07/06 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall *
07/07 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda *
07/08 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *
07/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Celebrate Brooklyn *
07/11 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater *
07/13 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
07/14 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater *
07/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *

* = w/ Dirty Projectors

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