PURITY RING - WOMB VINYL (LTD. ED. OPAQUE RED GATEFOLD)
LIMITED EDITION OPAQUE RED VINYL GATEFOLD
Release Date: 3rd April 2020
Purity Ring, aka the Canadian electro-pop duo of Megan James and Corin Roddick, are finally back after more than five years with the follow-up to 2015's another eternity. On WOMB the duo take us back into their comforting, yet alien futurist world of synths that go from cold icicle-drops to bubbling cauldron warmth whilst James's part-pitched vocals add another layer to the alien atmosphere. Feel the warm of the WOMB!
FFO: Polica, Grimes, Half Waif, Briana Marela
"After more than five years, Purity Ring return to announce their third album. ‘WOMB’ is released via 4AD and is entirely produced and recorded by the duo of Megan James and Corin Roddick. ‘WOMB’ chronicles a quest for comfort, the search for a resting place in a world where so much is beyond our control. The striking vulnerability of ‘rubyinsides’ - “If I could, I would let you see through me” - charts a course that’s both intensely personal and deeply connected to those close to us, our kin whether by nature or nurture. As the ground shifts beneath their feet, ‘WOMB’’s characters help one another face death, despair and world-altering discovery with resilience and grace. For all the terrain it encompasses, ‘WOMB’’s quest culminates in ‘stardew’, 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. ‘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, stating that they “create electro-pop that is as warm and human as it is cold and alien, an intoxicating combination that feels boldly futuristic.”"