Purity Ring have revealed a final new song ahead of the release of their third album, WOMB, which is out this Friday via 4AD: the propulsive ‘i like the devil’. The new song follows searching salve ‘peacefall’, which FADER called “a glistening transmission from inside the eye of the storm”; ‘stardew’ which Billboard praised as “pulsating”; and kinetic ‘pink lightning’ called “sparkling” by Stereogum.
WOMB is Purity Ring’s first album in more than five years. The ten songs are entirely written, recorded, produced and mixed by the duo, and the album chronicles a quest for comfort and the search for a resting place in a world where so much is beyond our control. To celebrate the album’s release this Friday, the duo of Megan James and Corin Roddick will do an AMA on the /r/popheads Reddit forum on release day at 9pm BST.
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 The Observer described it as “an intelligent, more confident sound that is distinctly their own” 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!
WOMB will be available digitally, on CD and standard back vinyl. Limited color 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. Pre-order here: https://purityring.ffm.to/womb