Hear Purity Ring Cutely Cover Soulja Boy's 'Grammy'

North American tour to kick off in April

Purity Ring Soulja Boy 'Grammy' Cover
Purity Ring's winter 2013 tour poster
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Chris Martins

It's hard to get too deep into a discussion about Purity Ring's gorgeous Shrines LP, one of SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 2012, without discussing the influence of hip-hop production, particularly that of the trappy variety. Danny Brown knew the deal when he rapped over a remixed reinvention of the duo's drum-intensive "Belispeak" — the collaboration worked quite swimmingly, as even the haters among us were willing to recognize. Even more unlikely on paper is the idea of the sweet-voiced Megan James and her New Agey studio partner Corin Roddick making their own version of Soulja Boy's 2010 track "Grammy," but that too works as you'll see below. And of course it's timely, what with the 2013 Grammys going down last night and all. Yes, there are a few awkward lyrical moments in Purity Ring's version but if you're already on the side of finding James' vocals impossibly adorable you probably won't complain much. Stream below and download "Grammy" by right-clicking here. After a couple of early March Australian dates, the group will do a fairly extensive tour of North America as outlined below.

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Purity Ring 2013 tour dates:
March 8 – Melbourne, AU @ Corner Hotel
March 10 – Fortitude Valley, AU @ The Zoo
April 2 – Ottawa, ON @ Ritual Nightclub
April 3 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
April 4 – Millvale, PA @ Smalls
April 5 – Oberlin, OH @ Oberlin College
April 6 – St. Louis, MO @ Plush
April 7 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
April 8 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
April 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
April 11 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
April 12 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music and Arts Fesitval
April 15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
April 16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
April 17 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
April 19 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music and Arts Festival
April 23 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
April 24 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
April 25 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue
April 27 – Calgary, AB @ Republik
April 28 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Ballroom
April 30 – Saskatoon, SK @ Louis Pub
May 1 – Winnipeg, MB @ WECC
May 2 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave.
May 3 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
May 4 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom

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