Release Date: 02 March 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|PURITY RING ANOTHER ETERNITY Limited White Vinyl LP + Download
· Canadian duo Megan James and Corin Roddick, aka Purity Ring, return with a second album, entitled ‘another eternity’.
· Their breakthrough 2012 debut ‘Shrines’ was in many ways a prescient suggestion of indie and popular music to come. The album earned Pitchfork’s Best New Music title and praise from both sides of the Atlantic (New York Times, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, NME).
· While Shrines was composed remotely between Halifax and Montreal, ‘another eternity’ marks the first time Megan and Corin were able to create a record in the same room. The pair ventured home to the frozen industrial landscapes of their birthplace Edmonton, Alberta to document much of what would become the album. Megan and Corin recorded and produced their follow-up themselves, as always.
· With ‘another eternity’ Purity Ring trade the claustrophobic atmospheres of ‘Shrines’ for wide open expanses of sound. Between the brooding anthem ‘begin again’, the infectious ‘bodyache’ and the time-suspending ‘stillness in woe’, the emotional geography of ‘another eternity’ is wider than ever: gloomy valleys and gleaming peaks in equal measure.
· Megan James’ vocals are in sharper focus as she details
her lyrical universe of “sweat and dreams” populated by sea castles, rattling spines and weeping drawers. Corin Roddick’s gift for evocative melody remains intact but his
percussive skills and use of space have been refined and
· White vinyl LP includes digital download code.
3. Push Pull
5. Stranger Than Earth
6. Begin Again
7. Dust Hymn
8. Flood On the Floor
9. Sea Castle
10. Stillness in Woe