Purity Ring release two new tracks from the duo of Megan James and Corin Roddick’s forthcoming third album, WOMB, which will be released on April 3rd via 4AD. Searching salve ‘peacefall’ is accompanied by a video featuring Megan chain-stitching the lyrics of the song and a crescendo of flames. ‘pink lightning’ begins with a haunting, pitch-shifted transmission before ascending to scintillation. The video for the track is a walkthrough of a ‘pink lightning’ video game, which they leaked to fans in advance of the official release. The pair of songs follow recent single ‘stardew’, which was praised as “a crystalline rush of adrenaline” by The FADER.
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 of Megan James and Corin Roddick, 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.
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
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