NPR's First Listen series is offering up some awesome goodies to start off the week, namely full album streams for two notable July 24th releases. Streams of both Passion Pit's sophomore LP Gossamer and Purity Ring's debut album Shrines are starting the week off right.
Passion Pit's Gossamer is the long awaited follow-up to the band's standout debut LP Manners, which was released back in 2009. Their sophomore effort saw the band once again teaming up with producer Chris Zane, and the result is a fantastic 12-song album. Gossamer will be released on July 24th via Columbia Records. Stream it here.
Purity Ring have a lot more to prove than Passion Pit, though, and given the fact that they are easily one of the most hyped bands of 2012, there is a lot riding on their debut album Shrines. I have no doubt that the LP will be great, though, but head here to stream it in full and judge for yourself. Shrines drops on July 24th via 4AD.