REVIEW: PURITY RING - SHRINES
Thursday 19 July 2012 at 4:07 pm
Canadian electro-pop duo Purity Ring make the kind of dreamy, seductive R&B-inflected dance tracks that lonely music nerds would like to, but probably only imagine having sex to.
By Carly Blair
Purity Ring - Shrines (4AD)
Just one of the many delightful initiatives of Evangelical Christians is the practice of wearing so-called purity rings, which indicate that the wearer has made a vow of chastity. Interesting, then, that the Canadian electro-pop duo of the same name make the kind of dreamy, seductive R&B-inflected dance tracks that lonely music nerds would like to but probably only imagine having sex to. After a series of deliberately released singles, all well-received, anticipation for their debut full-length has reached a fever pitch. Since it contains all four of those great singles, it has by default more gems than your average pop album, but several of its new tracks are just as high quality, and Shrines has enough precious relics to warrant worship by its listeners.