Finally, some good Christian values in electronic pop music. After the likes of The Knife (who I believe worship a forest spirit) and Matthew Dear (who worships a monster of grime and oil), I thought there would never be an electro-pop act for the lord. Thank God for Purity Ring, a band whose name speaks to the important act of making your body a temple. Even if you have to snap ribs and crawl inside another person to make that temple.
According to Christian teen label 4AD, the duo are spreading their message of abstinence across North America in January. They will be accompanied by Young Magic, a group of nice, clean-cut kids from Brooklyn.
Purity Ring also announced a sequel to their single “Belispeak.” The track, appropriately titled “Belispeak II,” features verses from Detroit MC Danny Brown. Now, Mr. Brown seems like a talented young man, but I just don’t know if he’s a Christian. Praying for him.
Purity Ring dates (all w/ Young Magic):
01.10.13 - Montreal, QC - Le National
01.11.13 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
01.14.13 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
01.15.13 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
01.17.13 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
01.18.13 - Orlando, FL - The Social
01.19.13 -Tampa, FL - Orpheum
01.21.13 - New Orleans, LA - Maison
01.22.13 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk
01.23.13 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
01.24.13 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone
01.25.13 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
01.26.13 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
01.28.13 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
01.29.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
01.30.13 - Boston, MA - Paradise
02.01.13 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre