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'WOMB' Reclaims Purity Ring's Distinctive Electropop

Although Purity Ring's WOMB never stops sounding good, the bops came easier in 2012. WOMB is an effortful return to form for the electropop duo.

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The Best New Artists of 2012

The best new artists of 2012 have remade R&B for the new century, pushed eclectic art-rock in new directions, and kept indie rock and hip-hop strong.

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Fall 2012 New Music Playlist

Another listening session with background notes to ease the transition into fall, including new music off highly anticipated releases from indie strongholds Grizzly Bear and Animal Collective along with singles from upcoming releases from Tame Impala and Matt and Kim.

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Purity Ring: Shrines

Shrines holds skyward a handful of some of the finest offerings Planet Pop can muster in 2012, yet as an “album experience” it ultimately fails to merit a new religion.

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SXSW Music Day 3: Purity Ring, Titus Andronicus + Chad Valley

Anticipating a strong debut from Purity Ring from the quality of their live show.

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The Best Hopes to Break Out in 2012

The year ahead looks to be an exciting one with the emergence of wealth of great new music waiting in the wings. Will Alabama Shakes be the toast of 2012? Will 2012 be a banner year for forward-thinking hip-hop and R&B? And let's not forget all the great new bands expected to break big in 2012.

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The Best New and Emerging Artists of 2011

The year's best new and emerging artists range across the musical spectrum from forward thinking R&B to classic soul, from a bevy of exciting new hip-hop talent to great new hopes for indie rock and Americana. 2011 shows that music is always pushing forward even as it dips into the past.

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CMJ 2011: Purity Ring + Gauntlet Hair + Electric Guest

The Windish Agency showcase brought electro-pop wunderkinds Purity Ring, perhaps the finest new band CMJ 2011 has to offer, to the stage, along with a nicely eclectic roster of other acts.


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