Purity Ring – Live on KEXP
http://KEXP.ORG presents Purity Ring performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded June 16, 2015.
Both grew up in Edmonton, Alberta. James played piano and Roddick played drums prior to the band’s inception, however neither currently play them as their primary instrument for Purity Ring. During live shows, Roddick uses a custom-built, tree-shaped instrument to drive both live sound and lighting. Additionally, during live appearances both wear clothes custom designed and sewn by James. James uses written work which she originally did not intend to release to the public for many of the band’s lyrics
In February 2014, the duo announced they were working on a second studio album. This was the first album they recorded entirely in the studio together. The duo collaborated with rappers like Danny Brown and Angel Haze. On December 3rd, 2014, they released the first single from the album, “Push Pull”. On January 13, 2015 the second single from the album, “Begin Again” was released, along with the formal reveal of the album’s title, Another Eternity, as well as the album’s cover and track listing. A third track from the album, “Repetition”, was premiered on February 4 on BBC Radio 1‘s Huw Stephens‘ show. On February 26, Another Eternity became fully available to hear online viaNPR Music‘s First Listen. Another Eternity was released in the United States on March 3, 2015.