That promise was fulfilled last month with the release of Shrines, Purity Ring's debut album on renowned oddball label 4AD.
The aptly titled Shrines exhibits Purity Ring's myriad influences and methodologies, from Roddick's love of Hip Hop and R&B to James' ethereal vocals and incredibly personal lyrics, all of which is woven together to create a sonic pastiche bristling with obvious Electronic bombast and subtle Dream Pop texture. Alternately epic and intimate, Purity Ring is both soothing and unsettling — a candy kiss delivering a tequila punch, the darkly cheery soundtrack to a horror movie about lightly possessed children. Purity Ring makes earbud music on a grand scale, offering compelling songs that force listeners to think while they pretend to dance.
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