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Here’s an interesting up-and-coming dream pop duo from Canada.

“Purity Ring” is an electronic music duo from out of Edmonton, Canada.  The band formed in 2010 and consists of Megan James (vocals) and Corin Roddick (instrumentals).

Both James and Roddick were members of the seven-member band “Born Gold.”  While on tour, Roddick began to experiment with electronic production and beat-making.  Roddick create a song called “Ungirthed,” and asked James to sing for the track.  The track sounded so good, the duo decided to leave “Born Gold” and created “Purity Ring.”

On April 3, 2012, “Purity Ring” signed with the record company 4AD Worldwide and with Last Gang Records in Canada.  Later that month, the band announced their debut album “Shrines.”  The band released “Shrines” on July 24, 2012 and released two of their first singles from the album, “Obedear,” and “Fineshrine.”

On October 9, 2012, “Purity Ring” released a sequel to their single “Belispeak,” which was titled “Belispeak II.”  The song was a collaboration with Detroit-based rapper Danny Brown.

On February 11, 2013, “Purity Ring” opened their online merchandise store and they released a cover of Soulja Boy’s song “Grammy” as a free download.  The fans’ reaction to the cover of the cover was so strong that it crashed the websites server due to too many request to download.

In July, 2013, their album “Shrines” was shortlisted for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize.

In September 2013, “Purity Ring” created a remix of Lady Gaga’s single “Applause.”

On September 30, 2013, Danny Brown released his album “Old” and one of the singles from the album, “25 Bucks,” featured “Purity Ring” with Jame’s vocals providing the chorus to the song.

The band’s sound has been described as synthpop, dreampop, witch house, and futurepop.  Often times their songs will have a dreamy feel to them and are most of the time very progressive in nature.  James’ vocals will often fade in and out and Roddick will often use a choppy rhythm technique to give the song a unique beat.  Many of their songs are very catchy.  Below, I’ll provide you with some of their best songs so far.  If I had to pick a favorite song, I’d recommend listening to “Fineshrine.”

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