Purity Ring have been an awful, awful group to be a fan of. Releasing just a small handful of songs, the group has been silent for a long, long time, prompting repeated loops of “Belispeak” and “Lofticries” at the FPM offices.
The light at the end of the tunnel, though, comes July 24, and to prep their long-suffering fans for their new album Shrines, Purity Ring have just released “Obedear” for download, which you can snag here. You can also check it out immediately below. Based on initial listens, it doesn’t sound like the duo has messed with their formula too much, which isn’t a bad thing at all.
Good news and bad news. The band has released the full tracklist for the album and while that totals eleven songs, three of those are the same three the band has had out FOREVER.
They’ve also posted tour dates:
04/27 Rockdale, TX – Nocturnal Wonderland Texas
05/22 Montreal, Quebec – Casa Del Popolo
05/23 Ottawa, Ontario – Café Dekcuf
05/26 George, WA – Sasquatch Festival
05/31 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Festival
06/03 Dublin, Ireland – Forbidden Fruit Festival
06/05 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Vondelkirk
06/08 Berlin, Germany – Berghain Kanteen
06/11 Paris, France – Chez Moune
06/12 London, England – White Heat @ Madame Jojo’s
06/14 Toronto, Ontario – NXNE @ Wrong Bar
07/06 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall *
07/07 Montreal, Quebec – Club Soda *
07/08 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club *
07/10 Brooklyn, NY – Celebrate Brooklyn *
07/11 Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theater *
07/13 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
07/14 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater *
07/15 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
*with Dirty Projectors