triple j Feature Album Debuted #1 Billboard Electronic Chart
“WOMB is some of Purity Ring’s strongest work, a confident and singular statement from a band often imitated over the past decade.” – Pitchfork
“Wondrously dreamy as ever” – The Music, ★★★★
“Maybe the otherworldly sounds of Purity Ring are precisely what we need to escape into right about now.” – The FADER
“Their most beguiling to date; it’s a twisted comfort blanket of a record weaved with a wider variety of sonic textures than in the past.” – DAZED
“Brims with textured electro-pop as crystalline and vast as that of the band’s previous LPs.”
– AV Club
“Purity Ring’s third album is a shimmering escape, and as good a self-isolation soundtrack as you’re likely to find – Loud & Quiet
“The pulsating track finds the band in search of respite in the midst of ever-changing chaos.” – Billboard on ‘stardew’
“Rarely has such booming sound felt so meditative…Just as the lyrics do, the dark fade reminds us to hold onto the words of people who care for us.” – Consequence of Sound on ‘peacefall’
Today, Purity Ring release the otherworldly video for ‘stardew’ directed by life-size stop motion artist Tobias Stretch with costumes created by Purity Ring’s Megan James. The track, which is off the duo’s recently released LP WOMB, was praised as “pulsating” by Billboard, a “crystalline rush of adrenaline” by The FADER and “a treat” by Consequence of Sound.
WOMB was triple j Feature Album upon release, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Electronic Albums chart and top 20 on seven Billboard charts. The ten songs are entirely written, recorded, produced and mixed by the duo of Megan James and Corin Roddick, 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.
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 via 4AD / Remote Control Records.