Purity Ring with Blue Hawaii
First Avenue, Minneapolis
May 2, 2013
Purity Ring is all about atmosphere. Whether it's onstage or on their insanely popular debut album, Shrines, the Edmonton-based band paints a picture that sticks in your brain long after you're done listening.
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