White Ring (band)

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White Ring
OriginNew York City, U.S.
GenresWitch house[1]
Years active2009–present
  • Disaro
  • Pendu Sound
  • Rocket Girl
  • Hi-Scores
  • Emotion
  • Bryan Kurkimilis
  • Kendra Malia
  • Adina Viarengo

White Ring is an American witch house band formed in 2009 in New York City by Brian Kurkamilis and Kendra Malia.


Founding White Ring members Bryan Kurkimilis and Kendra Malia met each other on the social networking website MySpace in 2006. After Malia suggested they should work together on songs, they began working together for three years. In 2009, Kurkimilis moved from New Orleans to New York to pursue White Ring full-time with Malia.[2] The two were later joined by Adina Viarengo in 2016 who serves as a second vocalist.[3] The current touring line-up consists of Kurimilis and Viarengo.[4]

The band's debut single was the split 7-inch single "Roses / Seaww" with oOoOO, released in March 2010.[5] In 2011 they released their debut EP Black Earth That Made Me (Disaro Records) and the DJ mix Chaind Vol. 1 (Pendu Sound Recordings); after that they went on seven year-long hiatus.[6] In July 2018, the band made a comeback and released their debut studio album, Gate of Grief. The album was originally scheduled to be released on June 22, but was eventually delayed and released in July 27.[7] The album was in the works for eight years, but was put off due to Malia's health issues.[8]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
Gate of Grief

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Black Earth That Made Me
  • Released: November 21, 2011[10]
  • Label: Rocket Girl
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download


Title Year Album Label
"Roses / Seaww"[11]
(with oOoOO)
2010 Non-album single Emotion
"Suffocation"[12] Black Earth That Made Me Hi-Scores
"Hey Hey, My My + Felt U"[13] 2011 Non-album single Handmade Birds
"Burn It Down"[14] 2018 Gate of Grief Rocket Girl


  1. ^ "White Ring exorcise the spectre of witch house to (mostly) thrilling effect". The Line of Best Fit. July 26, 2018. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "White Ring Interview". Wheel Scene. November 21, 2011. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  3. ^ Simpson, Paul. "White Ring | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  4. ^ "White Ring announces debut LP 'Gate of Grief' – their first release in 8 years". Skope Magazine. April 11, 2018. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "White Ring / OOOOO - Roses / Seawww (Emotion Single)". Boomkat. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  6. ^ Hakimian, Rob (April 19, 2018). "White Ring make an unmistakable return with 'Leprosy' and announce album". The 405. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  7. ^ Kneschke, Tristan (April 12, 2018). "Witch House coven White Ring announces Gate of Grief, their first new album in eight years". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  8. ^ Simpson, Paul. "Gate of Grief - White Ring". AllMusic. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  9. ^ "Gate of Grief by White Ring on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  10. ^ "Black Earth That Made Me by White Ring on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  11. ^ "Roses / Seaww - Emotion Single by White Ring & oOoOO on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  12. ^ Suffocation (LP liner notes). White Ring. Hi-Scores Recording Library. 2010. SCORE004.
  13. ^ "White Ring release new 12" & Neil Young cover". BrooklynVegan. November 10, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  14. ^ "Burn It Down - Single by White Ring on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  15. ^ "Leprosy - Single by White Ring on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  16. ^ "White Ring Share Single "Nothing"". Music & Riots. May 11, 2018. Retrieved July 28, 2018.

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