R.RING (FEATURING THE BREEDERS’ KELLEY DEAL & AMPLINE’S MIKE MONTGOMERY) DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM IGNITE THE REST IS OUT TODAY!
R.RING ON TOUR NOW IN SUPPORT OF NEW LP
WATCH & SHARE R.RING’S THREE RECENT VIDEOS FROM IGNITE THE REST (LINKS BELOW)
R.RING 2017 TOUR DATES:
April 28: Washington, DC at Comet Ping Pong – w/ Split Single and Flasher
April 29: Chapel Hill, NC at Night Light – w/ Split Single
May 17: Yellow Springs, OH – Live on WYSO
May 18: Louisville, KY – Monnik
May 19: Murray, KY – Terrapin Station
May 20: Lexington, KY – Green Lantern
May 21: Wooster, OH – Lucky Records
R.RING (photo: BSmitty)
HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT R.RING’S IGNITE THE REST:
“The 12 songs on Ignite The Rest feel like diamonds in the rough: the edges aren’t all sharp or precise but the glow is unmistakable. This latest outing is perhaps the most nuanced and writerly of Deal’s career. It is, at once, immediate, gutsy, clattering and beautiful, and, make no mistake about it, Deal and Ampline’s Mike Montgomery, who rounds out the duo, were aiming for that target when they hit it.” – POPDOSE
“…. a captivating debut album.” – DAYTON JOURNAL-NEWS
“Kelley Deal (the Breeders) and Mike Montgomery (Ampline) team up for a set of often short, proudly-unpolished tracks on Ignite the Rest, their debut studio LP as R. Ring. Not beholden to any one style, the album features distorted rockers, while exploring more atmospheric territory.” – ALLMUSIC
“R. Ring’s brief but potent debut full-length Ignite the Rest – a mix of new and old tracks, plus a few re-recordings – is worth the seven-year wait.” – CITY BEAT
“Those expecting Deal and Montgomery to make music that sounds like their other bands [The Breeders and Ampline] will be surprised by how much of a departure R. Ring actually is. The song ‘Steam’ is hypnotic and whispery, and given beautiful textures by the presence of Lori Goldston’s cello and Kelley Deal’s enchanting backing vocals.” – GLIDE MAGAZINE
“The duo of Kelley Deal and Mike Montgomery have been in bands before, but none quite like R. Ring. Their forces have been combined to create a sound that’s unlike anything they’ve previously created, which is to say it’s fairly unconventional.” – PUREVOLUME
“… plentifully noisy without making it too busy or grungy.” – MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
“… 12 songs that veer from pretty pop to skronky experimentalism.” – COLUMBUS ALIVE
“… a unique, sparse sound very different from what fans might expect.” – YAHOO! MUSIC
R.RING (photo: BSmitty)
R.Ring is Kelley Deal and Mike Montgomery. It is guitars, voices and keys. The music is sparse, abrasive, chaotic and lulling… often within the same song. It is a celebration of / departure from their work in their other bands (Kelley with The Breeders and Mike with Ampline).
On Ignite the Rest, R.Ring’s forthcoming debut full length, Kelley and Mike have enlisted the help of a few friends to flesh out some of the material. The bits of drumming that appear are courtesy of Laura King (Mac MaCaughan and the Non-Believers, Fleshwounds), Leo DeLuca (Southeast Engine) and professional skateboarder Kristian Svitak. The compelling cello arrangements are by Lori Goldston (Earth / Nirvana).
The tracks run the gamut from plaintive meanderings to noise pieces to mid-tempo swoons to raucous barn-burners. R.Ring will be touring throughout 2017 in support of the release.
R.Ring’s Ignite The Rest is out today on CD, digital and streaming formats via SofaBurn Records. Limited vinyl LP coming soon. Click here to order R.Ring’s new full-length CD, Ignite The Rest
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