NPR is currently streaming Purity Ring’s debut album Shrines in its entirety. Purity Ring are Megan James and Corin Roddick, a Montreal-based duo — Montreal is one of the only cities that manages to have a music renaissance every 1.5 years — who formed in 2010 and have made waves for a while now. NPR places their sound between Bjork and the Sundays; we think it’s idiosyncratic synth pop, traditional song structures gone weird, like Grimes if she hung out with Eurythmics.
No word on whether Purity Ring will start a rap-style beef with the similarly named band Chastity Belt. Stream Shrines here.