Purity Ring Push Pull track: Duo’s first new album material since their debut is great (VIDEO).

Purity Ring Is Back With a Great New Track

Purity Ring Is Back With a Great New Track

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Dec. 4 2014 2:12 PM

Purity Ring Is Back With a Great New Track

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Megan James of Purity Ring performs in 2013.

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Since their 2012 debut Shrines, Purity Ring has recorded playful, cross-genre collaborations with Danny Brown and Jon Hopkins and released a surprising Soulja Boy cover that still creeps into rotation on my playlist. Finally, though, they’re back to working on original material, and new track “Push Pull” provides a welcome preview of the duo’s upcoming sophomore album, which comes out next year.

Megan James’ vocals overlay Corin Roddick’s tinkling, synth-filled production to slightly more anthemic effect than we heard on Shrines. But their brand of pop remains pleasantly unsettling. And the lyrics maintain an interest in the body as a metaphor: “I crept up in you and I wouldn’t let go.” Listen below.