Canadian duo Megan James and Corin Roddick – will return with their second album entitled Another Eternity on March 3rd (via Last Gang Records). The album will be released digitally, on CD, and on white vinyl, with pre-orders available starting today on iTunes and at the Last Gang Shop. Pre-orders on iTunes will instantly receive album tracks begin again and push pull. Have a listen to begin again here.
Purity Ring’s 2012 breakthrough 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 New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR and more.
While Shrines was composed remotely between Halifax and Montreal, Another Eternity marks the first time that 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 was to become the album. Megan and Corin recorded and produced the 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’s 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’s gift for evocative melody remains intact but his percussive skills and sense of composition have been refined and honed.