Posts Tagged ‘Purity Ring’

October 24, 2017

By fortuitous chance, we encountered an enigmatic production project on Soundcloud the other day named DIVINE. As you’ve probably figured out from following IHM in the past, this music head is incredibly fond of the dark and haunting. DIVINE’s music is just that… it’s witchy and gothy, ominous yet euphoric. In fact, this mysterious project has gone and remixed Purity Ring’s rendition of HEALTH’s Life, and I couldn’t be happier with the ghostly droning, spectral humming results. DIVINE is a fine discovery just before Halloween hits us in just over a week from now. For another taste from the project, stream Haunt You below, and revel in its glitchy pulsing, chime tinkling umbral beauty. 

July 24, 2017

As most of my friends well know, I’m an enormous fan of Canadian duo Purity Ring, having fallen hard for the pair’s dark trip hop, electronica, and synthpop since before IHM became such a huge part of my life. I was there for one of their first shows in San Francisco, at tiny little Bottom of the Hill years ago. As such, its no small news when Megan James and Corin Roddick release new music. In fact, its gargantuan news, if you ask me. Today is the five year anniversary of Purity Ring’s debut album Shrines. Just thinking of that album makes me sigh in adoration. To mark the occasion, and to thank their now countless fans, Purity Ring has released a new song and lyric video. Asido harkens back to songs like Bellispeak and Obedear with its glitchy trip hop and dark gothic synthpop. It also boasts plenty of those eloquent yet visceral, abstruse and poetic lyrics the band is well known and loved for. Instead of thanking us, we should be thanking you, Purity Ring, for all the deeply moving, inky entrancing music you’ve given us over the years. Asido is out on 4AD. Purchase/stream, here.

November 30, 2016

Immersive soundscape by Me Not You on their debut track ‘Bulletproof’. The New York duo generates an off-kilter atmosphere of uncertainty that swirls into a direction of hope for new beginnings. This duo I liken to Phantogram and Purity Ring. 

August 30, 2016

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August 29, 2016

Katy Perry and Purity Ring are two things I never thought to put together in a sentence, yet here we are, about to delve deep into a remix of the pop star’s hit song Rise by the adored dark electronic pop duo from Canada. Purity Ring gives Rise an official remix that takes it into haunting goth territory. This witch house-y Rise is in fact a bustling dance edit despite its syrupy quality. It even boasts a touch of tropical future flavor in its profile. If I were Left Shark, I’d don some black apparel and an eerie cape in celebration of this deliciously opaque edit. I wouldn’t mind if more Katy Perry songs received a similarly dusky treatment.

January 27, 2016

I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming when I first saw this remix. As someone who loves dark, industrial electronica and gothy electropop, I tend to gravitate towards music by the likes of Purity Ring, Crystal Castles, TR/ST, and Health. Today, Canadian duo Purity Ring surprised me with a remix of Health’s Life. I suppose it shouldn’t be unexpected, considering Health had previously remixed Purity Ring’s Begin Again. Life goes atmospheric and fantastical on Purity Ring’s interpretation, and most notably, Megan James layers in some additional vocals that make the song the perfect fusion of these two amazing acts. Excuse me as I go cry in the corner in joy. This is beautiful.

January 15, 2016

As it’s been awhile since all the buzz surround Purity Ring’s terrific sophomore album Another Eternity, I was quite surprised to encounter a brand new remix of stand out album track Bodyache, a favorite off the well rounded full length. Having been a die hard fan of the future pop duo from Canada from long before they released a debut album, I can’t help but have a soft spot for anything Purity Ring related, so I eagerly dove into Los Angeles producer LIONE’s remix with little hesitation. At the same time, I was also ready to be overly critical of the track, but any apprehension I felt was totally unnecessary. LIONE infuses Bodyache with bedazzling dance energy, taking it from its seat of bewitchment and enchantment to an apex of surging, rippling exhilaration. While Bodyache might be one of the least dark tracks from Purity Ring, it’s never been more lustrous and scintillating than on LIONE’s remix. Free download, here.

December 15, 2015

As we reach the end of the year, plenty of people are offering up their best of 2015 lists, but I’ve always felt uncomfortable making a best albums of 2015 list because it’s impossible for me to have enough time to evaluate all the well received full length albums that were released this year. Despite the sheer amount of albums I purchase and enjoy, there are so many more that I don’t have the time to listen to in full. But, if I were to make a top albums list for this year, somewhere on that list would undoubtedly be Purity Ring’s sophomore album Another Eternity. Corin and Megan offered up such another euphoric dose of their glitch hop and future pop resplendence on the album, for which they also supported with a magnificent tour earlier this year. Today, the much beloved Canadian duo, who’ve gone from playing tiny little dive venues to huge cavernous spaces and somehow managed to retain an intimate charm and a bewitching mystique, unveiled a video for Another Eternity track heartsigh. Megan James lurches and tumbles through a backdrop of darkness and glowing shapes and lanterns, much reminding me of Purity Ring’s live show. Any reason to revisit heartsigh or any song from Another Eternity is much welcome here.

October 8, 2015

FORECAST: r e l has issued an advisory warning that she’s about to hit the world with ferocity. ‘Before The Storm’ by 20 year old LA based dream pop artist is a powerfully massive earthly phenomena. It brews with tones of Purity Ring and Halsey while the tumultuous storm gathers. It reminds me of Caitlyn Siehl’s poem excerpt – “I will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible. And when I leave you will finally understand why storms are named after people.” You’ve been warned, the r e l storm is coming and it will be unrelenting. 

July 29, 2015

Though Purity Ring’s sophomore album Another Eternity is sensational, one of the best this year, I’ll always have a special space saved in my heart for the Canadian duo’s debut album Shrines. One of so many memory jolting, nostalgia spawning tracks off the beloved record that I love dearly is Belispeak, a song one might be inclined to call a Purity Ring classic. Houston based electronic duo MNYNMS (pronounced “Many Names”) gifts us an inebriating Belispeak revisit via a fluid remix that takes the dark electronic pop song and builds a dreamier, more luminescent atmosphere around Megan’s bewitching vocals. It’s a chill electro and droopy nu-disco take that reminds me of extra chilled out and mellow Kavinsky, with a touch of Crystal Castles. Next month, MNYMNS will be performing alongside The New Division in Los Angeles on August 7th, and many more collaborations and releases are coming after that. Download their remix of Belispeak on Soundcloud.