Live Music: Purity Ring at the Phoenix in Toronto
Friday February 1st, Purity Ring brought their North American tour to a close, with a sold out show in Toronto. The Montreal dark darling duo was joined by Brooklyn electronic art collective Young Magic.¬†They opened the show and set the smooth synthy tone for the night. If you’ve yet to check out their debut album¬†Melt, give it a listen and¬†smolder away.
After the fitting opening act (and some very loud bass heavy hip-hop between sets), Purity Ring took the stage¬†surrounded by glowing orbs. Front woman and all around adorable babe Megan James¬†commanded¬†the crowd in the cutest way possible. Decked out in an all black long dress, she sang like an angel and lurked around the stage with a¬†lantern, hitting a giant light-up drum.¬†Think cool future witch. Meanwhile,¬†Corin Roddick grooved out on his collection of lightbulb lantern-eqsue synths. Together, they had the crowd going crazy. Even Megan James’ 91 year-old aunt made it out – a fact James¬†announced¬†before kicking into a Solja Boy cover. The night as well as the tour came to a close with the beloved and oddly romantic “Fineshine” – Cut open my¬†sternum¬†and pull my little ribs around you? Yes please. Happily.