Purity Ring are a Canadian duo that combine gorgeous electronic ambient sound with lush, powerful vocals. Corrin Roddick handles the most of the sounds, while Megan James sings. Their live performance is a sight to behold, as the stage is filled with objects that look like large cattail plants. Roddick also plays a custom instrument that looks like some kind of tree – the kind of thing you’d expect to see if mother nature threw a dance party.
Click through to see pictures from their amazing set at Life Is Beautiful.
**Editor’s Note: At the time of the festival, this band was named Knocked Up Kids. They’ve since changed their name to Magic Giant. This post has been edited to reflect that change.
Magic Giant are a brand new band based in Venice Beach, CA. They mix electronic beats, with folk instrumentation, and an indie rock edge to create music that’s both fun and unique. Their performance at Life Is Beautiful was only their second (!) appearance, but they definitely won over the crowd. Lead singer Austin Bis was entertaining and engaging on stage, while the rest of the band displayed a chemistry normally found in artists who’ve been around much longer. Definitely a band to keep an eye on. Look for an EP to come out early next year.
Stryker plays new Eminem for his 420, Cage The Elephant make a big leap, and Lorde continues to reign at #1. See our whole chart after the jump!
Here are some facts about me, Stryker, as only “Out Of Order” can deliver them:
20 – How many years I’ve been doing radio. You’d think I’d better after all this time.
11 – TV shows I’ve been on. The Ellen DeGeneres Show provided me with the most free food and screaming Mom’s.
14 – Number of years I’ve been on KROQ in my hometown of Los Angeles.
8 – How many bites it takes me to eat a double-double from In N’ Out (animal style).
12 – How many times I’ve been to Coachella. I love a good music festival.
6.5 – That’s how many years it took me to graduate from the University of Arizona.
17 – How many times I’ve interviewed Linkin Park. Other favorite interviews from the last year include Daft Punk, Muse, and 30 Seconds To Mars.
3 – The number of pitches I saw in my first (and only) minor league baseball at bat.
7 – Minute Abs. Step into my office – you’re fired!
19 – Tubes of lip balm I just bought online. Seriously, my favorite brand went out of business and I had to stock up. I’m like Elaine with her sponges!
10 – Number of digits in my phone number if you want to text me!
16 – Sixteen Candles, one of the best movies from the 80s. I also love Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Breakfast Club, Caddyshack, Sharknado, Heaven Can Wait, and Old School.
2 – As in two words, Emotional Beefcakes. That’s the band I started with Matt Bellamy and Dominic Howard (they also play in some other band called Muse).
13 – Unlucky… Moving on…
5 – Movies I’ve been in, including Grandma’s Boy, Sushi Girl, and The Sweetest Thing.
9 – The number I always bet on at the roulette table. Trust me, it’ll hit.
4 – My birthday is June 4. I expect you to buy me a present.
18 – Number of times a hot girl has given me a fake number.
15 – Pairs of shoes in my closet. It sounds like a lot, but I love a good sneaker!
115,426 – Number of followers I have on Twitter – @TedStryker
1 – Show I’m more excited to do than any other – “Out Of Order”!
“Out Of Order – Great interviews, awesome music, me yapping on the mic, it’s going to be a lot of fun. That’s all I’ve got for now – I’ll talk to you on the airwaves!
Robin Thicke’s song ”Blurred Lines” is one of the biggest hits of the year. In fact, it’s so damn catchy that it’s blurred the lines between genres (see what we did there?). Indie rockers Vampire Weekend recently covered the track, and in our opinion they did a damn fine job! Check it out for yourself!
Nick Hexum and P-Nut from 311 sit down with us to talk about Lakers basketball. Why did P-Nut get into a shouting match with some women in the crowd at a game? Listen to this edition of Back Order to find out.
Mark Hoppus from Blink-182 talks about the band that changed his life, and his son jumping behind the mic. Those stories on this edition of Back Order.
Someone once dared to compare AWOLNATION to Meatloaf!! That story and more on this edition of Back Order.
How did hip-hop inspire The Neighbourhood? Listen to this edition of Back Order to find out!