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8/23/12 OT in the Morning


Purity Ring are a Canadian electronic music duo from Montreal, formed in 2010.[1] The band consists of Megan James (vocals) and Corin Roddick (instrumentals).[1][2][3]


Megan James and Corin Roddick, ages 24 and 21 respectively,[2] formed Purity Ring in 2010.[1] Both grew up in Edmonton, Alberta. James played piano and Roddick played drums prior to the band's inception, but neither now plays them as a primary instrument for Purity Ring. During live shows, Roddick uses a custom-built, tree-shaped instrument to drive both live sound and lighting.[4] Additionally, during live appearances both wear clothes custom designed and sewn by James.[4] James uses written work which she originally did not intend to release to the public for many of the band's lyrics.[2][5]

The duo were originally two of several members of the band Born Gold (previously called Gobble Gobble).[4] While on tour with Gobble Gobble, Roddick began experimenting with electronic production and beat-making. James was asked to sing on a track called "Ungirthed", thus forming Purity Ring.[4] The song was released in January 2011.[6]

On April 3, 2012, it was announced that Purity Ring were signed by media company 4AD worldwide and Last Gang Records in Canada.[7] Later the same month the band announced their debut album, Shrines, subsequently released on July 24, 2012; they also debuted the first single from the album titled "Obedear".[1] On June 20, 2012, Purity Ring released another single from the album titled "Fineshrine".[8]

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