Purity Ring announce forthcoming third studio album + tour with vibrant single, ‘stardew’

Purity Ring, the brainchild of Megan James and Corin Roddick, are ushering the new decade with a new album. The Canadian indie-electronic duo announced today that their 10-track effort, WOMB, will release on April 3 via 4AD Records. Arriving a full eight years after their debut, Shrines, the release comes as the follow-up their last full-length, 2015’s Another Eternity, which housed popular tracks like “Flood On The Floor,” “Begin Again,” and “Stranger Than Earth.” Each track has received their full share of festival main stage time from dance music artists across the spectrum.

To mark the announcement, Purity Ring has released the first record from the album in “stardew.” Curiously, it’s also the last song on their new album, but then again when have the two ever been known for doing things in traditional fashion? The synth-pop styled single is marked by James’ aerated vocals, loping keys, and twinkling xylophones, all layered between bouncy reverbs, faint keys, and glitchy production care of instrumentalist James. Additional twinkling sounds are eloquently woven underneath James’ echoing vocals, creating a melodic, expansive masterpiece.

Purity Ring also announced a headlining North American tour in tandem with the LP release. The US leg of the tour kicks off May 3 at Van Buren in Phoenix and wraps up June 11 at The Los Angeles Palladium, before heading off to Europe during September.

Purity Ring 2020 Tour Dates

May 3 — Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren

May 4 — Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre

May 7 — Austin, TX @ ACL Live

May 8 — Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory

May 11 — Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

May 12 — Washington, D.C. @ Anthem

May 13 — Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

May 15 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

May 16 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

May 18 — Boston, MA @ House of Blues

May 20 — Toronto, ON @ Phoenix

May 23 — Bakersfield, CA @ Lightning in a Bottle Fest

May 26 — Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre

May 27 — Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Theatre

May 28 — Denver, CO @ Mission

May 29 — Ogden, UT @ Ogden Twilight

May 30 — Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

June 1 — Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

June 2 — Seattle, WA @ The Paramount

June 3 — Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

June 4 — Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom

June 5 — Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre

June 7 — Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre

June 10 — San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park

June 11 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Palladium

July 18 — Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival

Sept. 4 — Stockholm, SE @ Nalen

Sept. 5 — Oslo, NO @ Parkteatret

Sept. 7 — Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset

Sept. 8 — Berlin, DE @ Columbia Theatre

Sept. 9 — Amsterdam, NE @ Melkweg

Sept. 11 — Brighton, UK @ Chalk

Sept. 12 — Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz

Sept. 13 — Glasgow, UK @ SWG3

Sept. 15 — Paris, FR @ Trabendo

Sept. 16 — Brussels, BE @ Botanique

Sept. 17 — Bristol, UK @ SWX

Sept. 18 — London, UK @ Roundhouse

Photo Credit: Emma Swann

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