Purity Ring (Photo courtesy Grandstand Media)
Purity Ring released a new EP, graves, on June 3, marking the first official release via the band’s own label The Fellowship.
The Canadian electronic duo has been on tour and soon visit 9:30 Club for two dates. The first date is sold out but you can still grab tickets for the second show at 9:30 Club on Thursday, June 30!
Regarding the title track of the new EP, Purity Ring vocalist and songwriter Megan James said, “This song has been haunting us for eight straight years so we’re very glad to let it be heard. We hope it brings you as much joy as it has now brought us. Thank you for listening and please enjoy the beautiful music video about human cells.”
As a single, “graves” followed “soshy,” another new tune the band released last year, both songs showing why Purity Ring continue to be one of the most interesting and dynamic electronic duos of their generation.
Watch the official music video for “graves” by Purity Ring on YouTube:
One night in 2010, Megan was sailing a boat very far out in the ocean. The waves were as big as houses, but the moon was full and it was quiet and peaceful. Corin Roddick had made a beat in his mum’s basement on his old toshiba laptop and sent it to her, so alone in the water under the bright light, Megan put on her earbuds and sang the words to a song that became “ungirthed.”
Twelve years and a trilogy of albums later, Purity Ring return with their first extended play (graves ep). It is a spirited collection of songs signifying an evolution to a nü era for the Edmonton duo.
Thursday, June 30
Doors @ 7pm