How did this happen? Girl-fronted music from Canada is usually on Nada’s prime hit list, but somehow I’ve beat her to this post! Anywhos, last week Purity Ring dropped their much-much-much-anticipated deput Shrines LP. At the tender ages of 21 and 24, this fresh duo formed out of Gobble Gobble early last year and have henceforth been meticulously crafting 11 songs and an unrivaled live show experience. For a debut album, their sound is already delightfully confident and cultivated. Shrines weaves seamlessly from track to track, bursting at the seams with swerving vocal samples layered over chopped up beats. There’s a discernible hip hop influence to Corin Roddick’s production that’s just too delightful when paired with Megan James’ georgously ethereal voice.
I’m anxious to see where this duo goes in the future, I hope they’ll stay with us for a while. Their new video (above) for Fineshrine is a dreamy narrative directed by Young Replicant, the production team that crafted the Baths music video.