Today, Purity Ring release their video for “Heartsigh” directed by Cecil Frena & Alex Fischer. The video explores the incredible futuristic live visuals the band have become known for. Impressively, the band designed the stage show/music video themselves–including the band’s costumes & Corin Roddick’s custom, state-of-the-art crystal mallet synth. In addition, the show/video incorporates an art installation called “Submergence” by the British art collective Squidsoup; which utilizes over 2500 immersive & interactive LED lights. The video also features choreography from L.A. based dancer Juliette Irons. Last weekend the band wrapped up an intense year of touring, playing to over 4000 people at a headlining show at Los Angeles’ Shrine Expo Hall. Continue reading Purity Ring Shares New Video ‘Heartsigh’
The epic video for ‘begin again’ has just been posted online exclusively via Apple Music. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Young Replicant, the video is an eerie, ritualistic narrative exploring the song’s themes of renewal and rebirth. It is gorgeously shot, ancient and unsettling, which compliments the cosmic lyricism of the song. Continue reading Purity Ring Share New Video for ‘Begin Again’ on Apple Music
PURITY RING ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ANOTHER ETERNITY – release date February 27th 2015
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Often mentioned as a “similar to” artist for NZ’s The Broods, Canadian duo Megan James and Corin Roddick, aka Purity Ring, return with a second album, entitled Another Eternity on February 27th.
Purity Ring’s breakthrough 2012 debut Shrines was in many ways a prescient suggestion of indie and popular music to come. The album earned the #1 spot on iTunes Electronic chart, Pitchfork ‘Best New Music’ laurels 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 seacastles, 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 honed.
- push pull
- stranger than earth
- begin again
- dust hymn
- flood on the floor
- sea castle
- stillness in woe
Another Eternity will be released digitally, and on CD and white vinyl on February 27th, with pre-orders available from today. Pre-orders on iTunes will receive album tracks ‘begin again’ and ‘push pull’ instantly.
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Purity Ring have shared their new track ‘Push Pull’ via 4AD.
Their debut album Shrines was released in 2012, and earned them Pitchfork’s Best New Music, the #1 spot on iTunes’ Electronic chart and praise from New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR and more. The release was followed by a sold-out headlining world tour and festival performances at Coachella, Pitchfork, Bonnaroo and more.
In the past year the duo have collaborated with hip hop provocateur Danny Brown on his single ’25 Bucks’. Megan is featured in the video and also performed the song with Brown on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Purity Ring also featured on Jon Hopkins’ song ‘Breathe This Air’.
You can see the lyrics to the song via the band’s Tumblr here.
Listen to Purity Ring’s official remix of Lady Gaga’s ‘Applause’
Click here to download the track.
The new video for Purity Ring is a series of characters encounter surreal moments. Directed by AG Rojas. Watch it here…
Shrines is out now via 4AD/Rhythmethod
You can download ‘Belispeak II’ here.
Purity Ring Shrines is out now via 4AD/Rhythmethod