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Another Eternity

Enthralling synth dreams from Canada’s saddest Beyoncé

Purity Ring

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 26: Instrumentalist Corin Roddick of Purity Ring performs during the Life is Beautiful festival on October 26, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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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.

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