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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Will Rogers Stage

Modern Stage

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Modern Stage

Purity Ring

Purity Ring

Photo: Renata Raksha

Sunday, Apr. 30, 9:30pm – Will Rogers Stage
Electronic, Indie Pop, Future Pop

Ethereal. Earnest. Electro-pop for tomorrow with a throwback vibe of the past. Wave your arms in the air, close your eyes, and sway to the music of Purity Ring, a Canadian indie pop duo made up of Megan James (vocals) and Corin Roddick (instrumentals). Dreamy, synth-heavy washes of sound blur with delicate melodies, disconcerting lyrics, and a dark sensibility. Performing in self-sewn clothes with a custom, tree-shaped control for audiovisuals, their extraordinary live shows balance precariously between preciousness and danger.

Why the Music Matters: Purity Ring’s 2012 debut album Shrines had an immediate effect on pop music production. The band’s influences can clearly be identified in the output that followed by superstars like Taylor Swift (1989’s “Style”), Miley Cyrus (Bangerz’ “My darlin’”), and Katy Perry (Prism’s “Double Rainbow”). Purity Ring’s live performances feature creative, high-wattage visuals that stand up to their enormous electronic sound: exploding flashes, pulsating lasers, and a 3-D forest of light controlled in real time.

Sounds a Little Like: Crystal Castles, Grimes, Lorde, Portishead

– Shilo Urban, Fort Worth Magazine

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