LISTEN: Purity Ring Remixes Lady Gaga's 'Applause'

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Lady Gaga fans are still eagerly awaiting the release of more new music from her upcoming album ARTPOP. There's no word on the next single yet, but this new Purity Ring remix of her single "Applause" is so wildly different from the original, they just may be sated for a few more days. Purity Ring's Corin Roddick told Dazed Digital, "The first thing I did was delete everything but the vocals. With a remix I don’t think any of the original instrumental should be used, so I just listened to...Read Full Story

Listen: Purity Ring Covers Soulja Boy and Ester Dean's 'Grammy'

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If you've been lucky enough to catch one of Purity Ring's intensely atmospheric live shows over the past several months, then you're likely familiar with the duo's cover of Soulja Boy and Ester Dean's "Grammy," and thrilled to learn that it's now available as a free download.The band just announced a North American tour for April. Buy tickets now — they'll sell out. They always do.Read Full Story

Listen: Purity Ring's 'Fineshrine'

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(Photo via Facebook)There's a gorgeous intimacy to everything produced by Purity Ring, the Edmonton, Canada-based duo that built a steady buzz last year with a couple of lovely self-released songs. After a breathtaking series of performances at Austin's South by Southwest festival in March, Megan James and Corin Roddick signed to 4AD and set to work on their debut album, Shrines, out July 24.On Wednesday, the duo released Shrines' third single, "Fineshrine," a blissful, layered pop song with...Read Full Story