Purity Ring

April 27, 2011

Purity Ring is the duo of Megan James and Corin Roddick from Gobble Gobble; they have nothing to do with the Jonas Brothers. Their song “Ungirthed” is a hyper-addictive pop-dubstep sort of affair that sounds channeled from a sweetly futuristic broadcast originating lightyears away… a future in which actual purity rings have long been smelted away from memory.

The Ungirthed 7″ is out now on Transparent records.

A-side: Purity Ring – Ungirthed

B-side: Purity Ring – Lofticries

Purity Ring – Ungirthed (Christian AIDS Remix)


Wild Flag

April 18, 2011

Mary Timony (Helium), Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney) and Rebecca Cole (The Minders) have combined forces to create Wild Flag. The four women have had various overlapping musical projects, tours and shows for quite some time (Brownstein + Timony = The Spells, Weiss + Cole = part of The Shadow Mortons).

Read Carrie’s All Songs Considered NPR Blog Post for a brief explanation of how the band came about here. Their album is slated to be released some time soon on Merge Records, and you can listen below to “Glass Tambourine” from a single recently released for Record Store Day.

Wild Flag – “Glass Tambourine”