‘Buzzsessions’ is a live session series made by The Wild Honey Pie. With each new episode, they travel with a different band to a different part of New York City and record sometimes-intimate/sometimes-wild versions of two or three songs. This Buzzsession was shot at Degraw Sound, a Brooklyn recording studio on the Park Slope/Gowanus border, owned and operated by producer/engineer/musician Ben Rice.
Following the release of fourth album Piramida, Efterklang add another string to their bow with The Ghost Of Piramida, a film by Danish director Andreas Koefoed, that documents the Danish trio’s visit to the former Russian mining town.
The documentary follows the group as they go on a treasure hunt in the empty buildings of the abandoned town. Narrator and former Piramida-citizen Alexander, takes us back to a bygone era, when Piramida flourished.
The Ghost Of Piramida premieres in November at IDFA in Amsterdam and CPH:DOX in Copenhagen – two of the world’s most renowned documentary film festivals. The film has been nominated in the Best Music Documentary category at both festivals.
Plans for further screenings have yet to be announced. An official Trailer for The Ghost of Piramida will be revealed soon.
From Halifax/Montreal, Canada, Purity Ring are one of the most intriguing new acts in left field pop.
Just announced for Golden Plains Festival in March, the duo will bring their otherworldly rapture to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Corin Roddick and Megan James, both in their early twenties, formed Purity Ring in late 2010. Midway through 2012, they released their assured debut record Shrines on 4AD/Remote Control, introducing the world to their eerie, inviting universe.
They recently enlisted rapper Danny Brown for a sequel to Shrines Belispeak entitled “Belispeak II”. The duo make lullabies for the club, drawing equally from airy 90s R&B, lush dream pop, and the powerful, bone-rattling immediacy of modern hip hop. Megan’s remarkable voice is at once ecstatic and ethereal, soaring joyfully through Corin’s carefully chopped beats, trembling synths, and skewed vocal samples.
The first song their collaboration produced was ‘Ungirthed’, which became the launching pad for what is now being heralded as future pop.
Purity Ring enthralls their audience with a carefully considered live show formed around a dynamic tree shaped lighting rig. Built by Corin himself, it literally brings the music to life, as a web of futuristic coloured orbs light up and dim according to his improvisational live production techniques. Guaranteed to inspire non-stop head bobbing, prepare to be hypnotized by this aural and visual wonder.
Purity Ring East Coast Tour
Presented by Penny Drop, Pedestrian, Triple R and FBi
Wednesday 6 March 2013 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Presented by Pedestrian and FBi. Tickets on sale via Moshtix.
Friday 8 March 2013 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Presented by Pedestrian and RRR. Tickets on sale now via Corner Box Office.
Sunday 10 March 2013 – The Zoo, Brisbane
Presented by Pedestrian. Tickets on sale via Oztix.
Purity Ring are also performing at the Golden Plains Festival.