Purity Ring from Edmonton, Canada, returned last April with their third album ‘WOMB’, which was unleashed on the 3rd via 4AD and was entirely written, recorded, produced and mixed by the duo of Megan James and Corin Roddick.
‘WOMB’ chronicles a quest for comfort and the search for a resting place in a world where so much is beyond our control. Lead single ‘stardew’ (listen HERE) is a glittering, transcendent invitation to “just be where you are” – to experience the kind of powerful peace that can only be found by truly coming home. Yesterday, (12th March 2021) they dropped the second single ‘sinew’ – watch and enjoy the video HERE.
‘WOMB’ is available digitally, on CD and standard back vinyl. Limited colour vinyl options available for pre-order via the Purity Ring store & 4AD Store (violet), Vinyl Me Please (grey & white marbled), and independent record shops (opaque red). The first 1,000 limited LPs ordered from the 4AD Store will come with an exclusive 12”x12” insert signed by the band. Order your copy HERE.
The duo also are set to embark on a 42 date North American tour from September to December 2021. This will be followed by a European and UK tour, which includes a concert here in Brighton at CHALK on Saturday 29th January 2022 – purchase your tickets HERE or from your usual concert ticket supplier.
‘WOMB’ follows Purity Ring’s 2012 internationally-acclaimed and highly influential debut ‘Shrines’ and 2015’s ‘another eternity’. On ‘another eternity’, The New York Times praised the songs as “only a few steps removed from radio hits by singers like Ariana Grande and Ellie Goulding” while Rolling Stone called them “lustrous synth pop plus cavernous hip hop” and The New Yorker lauded the duo for “creat[ing] electro-pop that is as warm and human as it is cold and alien, an intoxicating combination that feels boldly futuristic.” In support of the album, the band performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Conan and the outdoor stage of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
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