Purity Ring - Belispeak

7•24•2012 and a pair of lungs. Yesterday, Purity Ring announced their signing with 4AD and the fact that they will release something on the aforementioned date. I recently saw them in concert as the opening act for Neon Indian in Athens, GA, and I can honestly say that they were the best opening act I’ve seen in the few concerts I’ve been to. That’s my opinion, but here’s a fact: they played for a solid 45 minutes and had enough new material to fill a decent-sized album. For those of you that already know about Purity Ring, it’s a long wait, but I can tell it’s going to be worth it. For those that don’t, I’ll fill you in: Purity Ring is the lush, hip-hop inspired beats of Corrin Roddick and sweet, sometimes lo-fi, sometimes chopped vocals of Megan James. And they’re from Canada eh! Some refer to the sound as “future pop,” but I would say that it’s a bit too dark to be labeled as pop. I’m not going to waste your time with any categorizing though, just give it a listen! One of their singles, Belispeak, is above and their other two singles can be found on their Soundcloud.