Purity Ring have shared a final new song lifted from their album, ‘WOMB’ which is out now via Crystal Math / 4AD: the propulsive i like the devil. ‘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. Listen to i like the devil via YouTube below.
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.”
‘WOMB’ is available digitally, on CD and standard back vinyl. Limited color vinyl options available via the Purity Ring store & 4AD Store (violet), Vinyl Me Please (grey & white marbled), and independent record shops (opaque red – which is also available through the UMUSIC store). The first 1,000 limited LPs ordered from the 4AD Store will come with an exclusive 12”x12” insert signed by the band. Order ‘WOMB’ here.
‘WOMB’ track listing
2. pink lightning
4. i like the devil
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Purity Ring must postpone their May-June North American tour dates until fall 2020. The new dates will be announced soon. All tickets will be honoured and refunds will be available at point of purchase. European and UK shows are still as scheduled.