|Purity Ring - Another Eternity (album art)|
RIYL: MSMR, Phantogram, Grimes, CHVRCHES
Recommended tracks: "bodyache" and "push pull"
When one of of your favorite bands announces they're putting out a new record, you typically are filled with two feelings. Excitement and panic. For me, I tend to take my music extremely personally. So when I love a band or album dearly, it becomes really close to my heart. The idea of them releasing more music that may not hold the same special value is terrifying.
I actually decided to buy tickets to their upcoming tour this summer before I even heard the new album. So, maybe this isn't the most unbiased review, but it's a truthful one, regardless.
Purity Ring (Megan James and Corin Roddick) have truly outdone themselves with this album. I waited much longer than I typically would to listen, and during my first cycle through, I was so relieved. Elated. Overcome. Almost to the point of crying. (Okay maybe I cried a little.) now this may seem ridiculous, being moved to tears, but that's the power that this band has.
The special effects on this album, especially found in tracks like "push pull" are incredibly impressive. Throughout, inventive lyrics paired with beautiful melodic singing will likely have you enraptured.
From the opening track, heartsigh, with introspective lyrics like, "You sweat, and you bled. I couldn't look 'cause you're body, your body would shake. And you feared a lonely death, like a lake leaves you alone in her depths." to the beautifully tragic lyrics of "flood on the floor," such as, "Screamin' for courage, taken oceans and her. She read your mind and called it her terror. Misplacin' her sleep to keep the world nearer." - the band truly keeps you captivated for a full 35 minutes, which may not seem like a lot, but for many listeners, it's difficult to stay interested the entire way through. Once you're finished, you may find yourself starting it over again or putting your favorite track on repeat.