Purity Ring: Another Eternity

Enthralling synth dreams from Canada's saddest Beyoncé

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"Meet me in the back shed/I'll be hanging up the knives," Purity Ring's Megan James sings on the Canadian duo's second album. Their music is as creepy and alluring as her invitation would suggest. Producer Corin Roddick crafts stark tracks that find a middle ground between lustrous synth pop and the plush, cavernous hip-hop of hot producers like Mike Will Made It — a sound that's perfectly suited to James' sensual, unburdening lyrics. On "Bodyache," a cracking beat and dreamy piano promise rapture as she sings about sweat, blood and tears, sounding like a half-heard confession from the darkest reaches of the club.