Purity Ring @ Pitchfork Festival 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
Purity Ring have announced that they'll be embarking on a spring North American tour with fellow Canadians Blue Hawaii, which features Braids' Raphaelle Standell-Preston. That tour begins in April in Ottawa, Ontario, and will tag Chicago for a performance at Metro on May 3. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (2/15) at noon CST. All dates are listed below.
Lately, Purity Ring have been working a cover of Soulja Boy's "Grammy" into their live sets. They've just released a recorded version of the track, and I know it seems coated in irony, but I got to see them do it live and it was really great. As always, Corin Roddick's production is extremely detailed, and Megan James' voice sounds stronger (and less effected) than some of the material on their debut LP, Shrines. Take a listen to the cover at the bottom of this post.
Speaking of tourmates Blue Hawaii, they're set to welcome their debut LP, Untogether, on March 5 via Arbutus Records. The duo have built upon what they set out to accomplish with their 2010 EP Blooming Summer, and Untogether is an excellent experimental pop offering. Streams of "In Two" and "Try To Be" from the LP are below.
All Purity Ring tour dates, their cover of Soulja Boy's "Grammy," and a pair of streams from Blue Hawaii's Untogether are below...
Purity Ring - "Grammy" (Soulja Boy cover)
Blue Hawaii - "In Two"
Blue Hawaii - "Try To Be"
Purity Ring -- 2013 Tour Dates
03-05-06 Sydney, Australia - The Oxford Art Factory
03-08 Melbourne, Australia - Corner Hotel
03-09 Meredith, Victoria - Golden Plains Festival
03-10 Queensland, Australia - The Zoo
03-14 London, England - St. John at Hackney Church
04-02 Ottawa, Ontario - Ritual Nightclub *
04-03 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom *
04-04 Millvale, PA - Mr. 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
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
04-23 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *
04-24 Seattle, WA - Neptune *
04-25 Vancouver, British Columbia - Vogue *
04-27 Calgary, Alberta - Republik *
04-28 Edmonton, Alberta - Starlite Ballroom *
04-30 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Louis Pub *
05-01 Winnipeg, Manitoba - WECC *
05-02 Minneapolis, MN - First Ave. *
05-03 Chicago, IL - Metro *
05-04 Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot Ballroom *
* with Blue Hawaii