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Purity Ring Announces Debut Album, Shrines

Stream New Track, “Obedear”

April 24, 2012  |  11:25am
Purity Ring Announces Debut Album, <i>Shrines</i>

Last night, electro-pop duo Purity Ring nonchalantly posted on their Twitter: “here’s a new one: purityringsongs.com. Shortly thereafter, they announced their forthcoming record’s name and album cover in similar fashion.

Shrines is set for a July 24 release on 4AD and Last Gang Records, nearly 10 months after Purity Ring first started garnering attention for their buzzy, eccentric electronica. Vocalist Megan James and beat-maker Corin Roddick digitally released three songs last year, “Ungirthed,” “Lofticries” and “Belispeak” and last night’s announcement included another track, “Obedear.” All four songs will appear on the full-length LP out this summer.

Pre-orders of Shrines are now available from 4AD’s website and the first 200 fans who order the album will receive a limited edition Polaroid photo taken by the band. Shrines will be released digitally on CDs and on limited colored vinyl records that come with a download code.

Stream “Obedear” here and head over the band’s website to download it for free. Additionally, check out the full tracklisting to Shrines and Purity Ring’s tour schedule (the latter half joining Dirty Projectors) below.

Shrines Track List:
1. Crawlersout
2. Fineshrine
3. Ungirthed
4. Amenamy
5. Grandloves
6. Cartographist
7. Belispeak
8. Saltkin
9. Obedear
10. Lofticries
11. Shuck

Purity Ring Tour Schedule

April
27- Rockdale, Texas @ Nocturnal Wonderland Texas

May
22- Montreal, Quebec @ Casa Del Popolo
23- Ottawa, Ontario @ Café Dekcuf
26- George, Wash. @ Sasquatch Festival
31- Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Festival

June
3- Dublin, Ireland @ Forbidden Fruit Festival
5 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Vondelkirk
8- Berlin, Germany @ Berghain Kanteen
11- Paris, France @ Chez Moune
12- London, England @ White Heat @ Madame Jojo’s
14- Toronto, Ontario @ NXNE @ Wrong Bar

July
6- Toronto, Ontario @ Danforth Music Hall %
7-Montreal, Quebec @ Club Soda %
8- Boston, Mass. @ Paradise Rock Club %
10- Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Celebrate Brooklyn %
11- Millvale, Penn. @ Mr. Smalls Theater %
13- Chicago, Ill. @ Pitchfork Festival
14- Milwaukee, Wis. @ Pabst Theater %
15- Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue %

% = with Dirty Projectors

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