The Bowery Presents
Purity Ring

Purity Ring

Young Magic

Fri, January 11, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Webster Hall

New York, NY

$20.00

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This event is 18 and over

Purity Ring
Purity Ring
Purity Ring is the futuristic pop project of Corin Roddick and Megan James. Purity Ring makes lullabies for the club, drawing equally from airy 90s r&b, lush dream pop, and the powerful immediacy of the very best modern indie pop. Megan James’ remarkable voice is at once ecstatic and ethereal, soaring joyfully through Roddick’s carefully chopped beats, trembling synths, and past her perfect counterpoint – a ghostly pitched-down vocal which both underscores hooks and renders the entire musical backdrop beautifully alien.

The band erupted out of the gates in early 2011 with its first single “Ungirthed” b/w “Lofticries”, released on notable UK label Transparent, garnering praise from tastemakers such as Pitchfork (who awarded Best New Track to the A-side), the Guardian, and the FADER.
Young Magic
Young Magic
“Lush and Immersive…summons an elusive mood of longing within the sonic wonderment.” - NY Times

“Mesmerizing and dreamlike, Melt is an extraordinary release, seeking endless complexity and intrigue.” - Performer Magazine

“A cracking debut of invention and intrigue by this New York based trio. The best way to experience Melt is to sink into it shorn of expectations. Here, the listener can really let the bubbling melodies, chanted mantras and delicious textures take hold. Once bitten, it’s unlikely Melt will let go of one’s attentions soon. An exquisite new breed to behold.” - BBC

“Melt is the alternate universe you’ve been searching for. A stunning debut.”
The Music

“Some records are defined by the time and place of their creation, but Young Magic’s piecemeal approach has the opposite effect. It doesn’t sound like it came from a certain somewhere, but rather, everywhere. At once pulverizing and pristine, it’s an HD stunner.” - Pitchfork

Young Magic is the sonic pairing between Indonesian vocalist, Melati Malay and Australian producer, Isaac Emmanuel. Though based in New York, the eclectic outfit has recorded music whilst traversing the four corners of the earth.

After debuting a series of 7” releases on Carpakr Records in 2011, the band took the stage at Iceland Airwaves and began touring globally including main support for Youth Lagoon and Purity Ring. February 2012 saw the release of their full length, Melt with NPR, BBC, XLR8R, New York Times and a plethora of other publications and blogs singing the album’s praises. The group’s expansive live show continued to grow throughout 2012 and 2013 with performances at Berghain, Austin Psych Fest and The Brooklyn Museum. Remixes quickly surfaced online including cuts by Matthew David, S.Maharba & Purity Ring.

In 2014, the duo present a new gift from their explorations in their second full length album, Breathing Statues. The new LP navigates through a labyrinth of phantom harmonies and crystalline beats, with breathtaking cover artwork by longtime collaborator Leif Podhajsky. Recorded in fragments through Morocco, France, Czech Republic, Australia, Iceland and finished in their home studio in New York, Breathing Statues is a lush and distinctive collection that colors the world a new soundscape.
Venue Information:
Webster Hall
125 East 11th Street
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.websterhall.com/