4/27/2015

Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds Playing Select West Coast Shows With The Rezillos Beginning May 14th

KID CONGO AND THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS
PLAYING SELECT WEST COAST SHOWS
WITH THE REZILLOS BEGINNING MAY 14TH
 
Photo: Martina Fornace

LISTEN TO KID'S INTERVIEW ON LIFE WITH THE CRAMPS, THE GUN CLUB AND NICK CAVE

READ KID'S STORY 'HOW I CAME OUT OF THE CLOSET AND INTO THE STREETS'
    
There are few figures in rock that have the impressive resume Kid Congo has....a singular presence in every important scene …” Noisey (read full story/watch video)
 
Legendary guitar-stylist Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds), along with cohorts bassist Kiki Solis (Knife In The Water) and guitarist Mark Cisneros (Deathfix), are happy to announce select West Coast shows in May with UK new wave legends, The Rezillos. Sitting in on drums on this tour is James Canty (The Make Up, Nation of Ulysses, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists.). The band's most recent album, 'Haunted Head', is their third for In The Red Records and is available now. A new album is set for release later this year. 
  
WEST COAST DATES:
May 14th - Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC
May 15th - Studio 7 - Seattle, WA
May 16th - Dante's - Portland, OR
May 18th - Catalyst Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA
May 19th - DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
May 21st - Casbah - San Diego, CA
May 22nd - Roxy  - Los Angeles, LA
May 24th - Glass House - Ponoma, CA

"Kid Congo's career is one for the (music) history books." Westword

"For as much as Powers' legend has been cemented in punk's history books, he's not out to promote a nostalgia trip; instead, he's interested in sharing new music. His current group, the Pink Monkey Birds, is still somewhat informed by the spirit of the early punk scene in which Powers came of age...he can't get over how cool it is when people come up to him after one of his live sets to tell him how important his music has been to them." OC Weekly

"Haunted Head is yet another classic from a true veteran of the garage rock game, proving that such raucous fun can never die – at least in the hands of a master!" KCRW

"Kid Congo continues his ju-ju spooked, surf-whammied, mystically debauched brand of rock ‘n roll, infusing sawed off, minimalist guitar riffery with a whiff of the supernatural." Blurt

"Brewing together garage rock, horror punk, surf, broken blues, and sounds more exotic still..."
Washington City Paper (read full story) 
 

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OOFJ’s Acute Feast out now on Ring The Alarm to critical acclaim

OOFJ’S ACUTE FEAST OUT NOW
ON RING THE ALARM TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM

“It’s our old friend, the dark side
of desire, but OOFJ give that familiar paradigm fresh lustre,
by making the rhythms and synths
and strings in their songs synch together so seamlessly, so strikingly.”—The Guardian
“Foreboding…sweeping and highly cinematic…”—SPIN
“Listening to OOFJ is like
 having a really sexy nightmare that you won't want to wake
up from.”—i-D
“Strikingly beautiful composition…so intriguing that
as soon as the track finishes, the desire to hit the replay button is irresistible.”—Q
“Haunting…”—MTV Iggy
 
Acute Feast , the sophomore album from LA-based electronic duo OOFJ , is out now on Ring The Alarm . Stream the album, which the T: The New York Times Style Magazine calls “…a treat to the ears: warbling synths, plucky string sections and shimmering vocals that recall Julee Cruise one minute, Nancy Sinatra the next,” and Blackbook declares “hypnotic and unique,” here and watch the video for “I Forgive You” here .

Clash Magazine recently named album track “You’re Always Good” their Track of the Day, while Q Magazine calls it “strikingly beautiful.” Watch the video for the song, recorded with the Concert Master of the Royal Danish Opera House and with further studio work from Trentmøller here.

The new album was written and recorded by classically-trained Danish composer Jenno Bjørnkjær and South African vocalist Katherine Mills-Rymer, the artistic and romantic couple behind OOFJ, over the course of 2014 in Los Angeles. After meeting while Bjørnkjær was working on music for Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia and Mills-Rymer was performing in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night as a student at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, the two began their partnership, culminating in OOFJ. Their debut album, Disco to Die, was released in 2013 to critical acclaim. The duo has since soundtracked Ai Wei Wei’s “Berlin, I Love You.”
 
ACUTE FEAST
1. You’re Always Good
2. I Forgive You
3. Snakehips
4. Don’t Look
5. Cliffdive
6. Cherry
7. Totally
8. Wolves
9. Sailor
10. Stephen Says

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Porcelain Raft Announces 'Half Awake' EP Out 6/2

PORCELAIN RAFT ANNOUNCES HALF AWAKE EP 
OUT JUNE 2ND ON VOLCANIC FIELD

PREMIERES NEW TRACK

ANNOUNCES US TOUR DATES
  
Photo Credit: Malia James


It's been almost 2 years since we were given new music from Italian born now LA based Porcelain Raft but it's definitely been worth the wait with the artist today unveiling his new Half Awake EP. The release will be the first for Porcelain Raft aka Mauro Remiddi, on his new label Volcanic Field which he created "from the need to create a house for all my music and ideas. A sort of archive, a diary of my work in progress, for the sake to tell the story and tell it all."

The first track from Half Awake was today premiered at Stereogum who describe the song "All In My Head" as "a falsetto-laden synthpop jam with a steady electronic pulse, topped off with soaring keyboard lines and a guitar solo that bends and shimmers."

Half Awake will be released digitally and as a limited edition cassette tape which comes with a handmade linoleum print made by Remiddi himself. The prints are all made in Remiddi's new studio in Highland Park, he tells us of the motivation of the prints saying "I started making my own print, sculpting the linoleum bloc because I liked the feeling of creating something from nothing and have it in front of me, straight away tangible. Music somehow is way more abstract, you compose, than record, than wait to be a physical thing, it takes months. With the print, to see it in front of you, it take few hours." You can check out the tapes and artwork below. 

Remiddi chose cassette as a format for this release, telling us, "I started recording when I was 14 years old, using a cassette recorder, playing piano, creating fake radio programs. Than at 18 my first proper recording device was a 4 track cassette, so for me cassettes are not a novelty or a format that I just discovered. It's always been there, I love that saturated sound, I know that hiss by heart. That hiss makes me feel at home."

Also announced today, Remiddi will embark on a summer US tour, all dates can be found below, do not miss his hypnotizing live show.

You can pre-order Half Awake now via iTunes or you can go to the Bandcamp and purchase the limited edition cassette and linoleum print here.


US Tour Dates

6.22.15 - DC9 - Washington, DC
6.23.15 - Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA
6.25.15 - T.T. The Bears - Cambridge, MA
6.26.15 - Baby's All Right - Brooklyn, NY
7.6.15 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
7.7.15 - Barboza - Seattle, WA
7.9.15 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA
7.11.15 - Soda Bar - San Diego, CA

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Colornoise share song "Amalie"

We are so excited to share our new single, since it's been almost two years since we shared our previous album Polychronic.

Today we share, 'Amalie' which is the first single off our upcoming EP out at the end of the year! 
 

This  
track 
​​ was 
 chosen to anticipate  
our upcoming release as it signifies the evolution that the band has went through.  
Originally we formed as a two piece but recently added Mari Navarro to the band to expand the sound, bringing new ingredients and textures to the mix of our sound. 

Earlier this year we spent time at Conquista Records for the production phase in San José, Costa Rica, where we're from. It was here we were able to explore our new make-up and get a little bit closer to where we wanted to be as a band. This has brought a new mix of  texture and sound we are really excited for! 
 
Hope you get a chance to listen. 
All the best,

COLORNOISE 

Sonya, Alison & Mari 

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Tennis' "Mean Streets" Video Premieres On Stereogum

TENNIS’ “MEAN STREETS” VIDEO PREMIERES ON STEREOGUM
RITUAL IN REPEAT DELUXE EDITION FEATURING BONUS TRACKS AVAILABLE MAY 12 ON COMMUNION RECORDS

ON TOUR THIS SPRING, DATES SELLING OUT NATIONWIDE 

Photo by Luca Venter

Tennis’ new “ Mean Streets” video is premiering on Stereogum. Watch to the video HERE. Stereogum says, “Something about the song’s buoyant charm makes me smile every time I watch these dudes cut a rug in the spotlight (and at this point, I’ve watched it many, many times).”
“Mean Streets” appears on the deluxe edition of Ritual In Repeat, available May 12 on Communion Records, and features bonus tracks “Easter Island” and “100 Lovers.” Listen to “Easter Island” via Soundcloud HERE and the band’s performance on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” HERE.
To celebrate the release, the band is heading out on a run of intimate tour dates across the U.S. with shows already sold out in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and their home town of Denver. Please see full tour dates and the deluxe edition track listing below.
Ritual In Repeat was released last year to massive critical acclaim:
“Their dreamy, nostalgic pop laps and recedes like waves hitting the shore.” —New York Times

“The best record Tennis has done so far.” NPR “All Things Considered”
“Their new album  Ritual in Repeat is a triumph not because it conveys fandom but because it makes a sprightly pop style from 50 years ago fresh and ready for new fans now.” NPR “Fresh Air”
“The LP blends catchy classic rock riffs with an indie pop sensibility and a dreamy lo-fi disco sound.”— TIME

“Their new record, Ritual in Repeat, finds Tennis continuing to mature and highlight their strengths—Moore’s growing voice, an ear for melody.”—Pitchfork
“…a fantastic listen, with song after song jam-packed full of catchy hooks.” Paste
“Haim fans, take note: Alaina Moore’s delicate voice drives buoyant guitar pop on this release.” —New York Magazine

“The new disc is as summery as ever, but there’s a sultrier kick, a hot-blooded sway in songs like ‘I’m Callin’.”—The Boston Globe

“…artful, breezy, R&B influenced pop.”—KCRW
“…a refreshing sense of comfort and warmth.”— Glamour

For the album, the band worked in three separate cities with three well-known producers. They returned to Nashville to work with Patrick Carney ( The Black Keys) on five of the album’s tracks including “Never Work For Free.” They also worked with Jim Eno Spoon) in his Austin Studio on “Bad Girls” and Richard Swift ( The Shins) in Portland, who collaborated with the band on four songs including “Timothy.”
Tennis is Denver couple Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. The duo began writing music together as a way to document the history of their time living aboard a sailboat. The result was their first release, Cape Dory. Moore and Riley followed Cape Dory with Young and Old, which The New Yorker described as “winsome as it is ebullient,” and debuted #1 on Billboard’s Heatseeker Chart and #1 on CMJ Top 200, where it remained for three straight weeks. The album also debuted on Soundscan’s “New Artist Chart” at #1 remaining there for nine consecutive weeks. The band performed on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Conan” and “Last Call with Carson Daly.”
TENNIS TOUR DATES
April 25                                                        Denver, CO                                          Bluebird Theater
April 28                                                  Salt Lake City, UT                                        Urban Lounge
April 30                                                  San Francisco, CA                                     The Independent
May 1                                                   West Hollywood, CA                                          Troubadour
May 2                                                        San Diego, CA                                                  The Irenic
May 5                                                           Austin, TX                                                    The Parish
May 6                                                      New Orleans, LA                                               Gasa Gasa
May 8                                                           Atlanta, GA                                  Shaky Knees Festival
May 9                                                         Nashville, TN                                           The High Watt
May 10                                                       Asheville, NC                                          The Grey Eagle
May 12                                                    Washington, DC                                 U Street Music Hall
May 13                                                       Brooklyn, NY                      Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 15                                                     Philadelphia, PA                                                   Milkboy
May 16                                                      New York, NY                                       Mercury Lounge
May 17                                                        Allston, MA                                                  Great Scott
May 19                                                        Toronto, ON                            Virgin Mobile Mod Club
May 20                                                        Ferndale, MI                                      The Loving Touch
May 21                                                     Indianapolis, IN                                             Radio Radio
May 22                                                    Kansas City, MO                                              Record Bar

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Refused Are Back


REFUSED ARE FUCKING ALIVE
 
There's No Escape.
 
First New Album in 17 Years
 'Freedom' To Be Released June 30 on Epitaph
 
Listen to the first new song "Elektra" at Pitchfork:
http://pitchfork.com/news/57401-refused-are-back-new-album-freedom-out-this-summer-new-track-elektra-streaming-now/
 
Refused are fucking alive. There's no escape. The Iconic Swedish hardcore band are releasing Freedom their first new album in 17 years onJune 30 via Epitaph.  Listen to the first new song "Elektra" at Pitchforknow: http://pitchfork.com/news/57401-refused-are-back-new-album-freedom-out-this-summer-new-track-elektra-streaming-now/.
 
Pre-orders for Freedom, including a limited edition exclusive CD package that includes a 28 page hardbound book, exclusive artwork with gold foil stamping, and a double sided poster is available atrefusedstore.com.
 
In 1998 Refused released their iconic album The Shape of Punk to Come. It was also the year that the band broke up and declared "Refused Are Fucking Dead". Fourteen years later, the band reignited in 2012 for a Coachella performance. The group started contemplating new music within the first four months of the reunion tour, a process greatly aided by the fact that drummer David Sandström, guitarist Kristofer Steen, and bassistMagnus Flagge had already been writing together informally for several years under the auspices of a new, vocal-less band.
 
Frontman Dennis Lyxzén states:
 
It’s not a reunion anymore. This is one of the most radical things we’ve ever done, both musically and lyrically.”
 
Drummer David Sandström adds:
 
"Nobody wanted us to fuck with the image of the band who makes a great album and splits up. Nobody wanted us to dilute it. That actually provoked us.”
 
Freedom explodes out of the speakers with opening track “Elektra,” asLyxzén throat-shredding declaration that “nothing has changed” catapults Refused into the 21st century. Production for Freedom was overseen byNick Launay (Gang Of Four, Public Image Ltd., Nick Cave, and Arcade Fire. “Elektra” and “366” were produced and co-written by fellow Swede and longtime Refused fan Shellback, who has scored eight No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 with artists such as Taylor Swift and Pink.
 
Refused returns to the US with a performance at the Punk Rock Bowlingfestival in Las Vegas on May 24, followed by a sold out small club tour this spring. Additionally Refused will tour with Faith No More this summer. Full tour dates are below.
 
ABOUT REFUSED:
 
Released in 1998, The Shape of Punk to Come has become one of the most influential albums in decades, fusing punk,  metal, hardcore, techno, jazz, emo, and hip-hop into a meld of intricate, politically charged punk that has graced ‘best of’ lists since its release. Refused’s most critically acclaimed album exploded on the scene with the jaw-dropping hardcore anthem “New Noise,” which helped change the game forever by influencing a range of genres to this day.
 
'FREEDOM' TRACK LIST:
 
1. Elektra
2. Old Friends / New War
3. Dawkins Christ
4. Françafrique
5. Thought Is Blood
6. War On The Palaces
7. Destroy The Man
8. 366
9. Servants Of Death
10. Useless Europeans
 
REFUSED SHOW DATES:
 
April 29 Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
May 02 Grozerock, Meerhout, Belgium
May 22 Ruhrpott Roden Open Air Festival, Hünxe, Germany
May 24 Las Vegas, NV - Punk Rock Bowling festival
May 25 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
May 26 West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Theatre
May 28 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
May 29 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
May 30 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile  
May 31 Chicago, IL - Double Door
Jun 01 Boston, MA - The Sinclair  
Jun 03 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
Jun 04 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
Jun 05 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
Jun 20 Amnesia Rock Fest, Montebello, QC, Canada
Jun 27 Provinssi, Seinäjoki, Finland
Jul 02 Gdynia, Poland, Opener Festival
Jul 11 Rock im Ring Festival, Collalbo, Italy
Jul 16 Resurrection Fest, Viveiro, Spain
Jul 17 Slottsfjell, Tonsberg, Norway
Jul 18 Bukta Tromso Open Air Festival, Tromso, Norway
Jul 30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Music Park
Jul 31 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
Aug 01 Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center
Aug 02 Columbia, MA – Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aug 04 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Aug 05 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Aug 07 Toronto, ON – Ricoh Coliseum
Aug 28 Leeds Festival, UK
Aug 29 Pure & Crafted Festival, Gräfenhainichen, Germany
Aug 30 Reading Festival, UK
 
May 24 – Jun 05 Refused US club tour
Jul 30 – Aug 7 with Faith No More


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Stream METZ II Now: NPR Music First Listen (US/Europe)

Stream METZ II Now:
NPR Music’s “First Listen” - US/Europe: http://u.subpop.com/1EIJHPg
CBC “First Play” - Canada: http://u.subpop.com/1OvbCa1
MOWNO - France: u.subpop.com/1HNKC1A


Updated 2015 Tour Dates (May 1st-September 6th) 
 METZ ‘II’ available May 4th worldwide from Sub Pop

 
You can now listen to METZ II in it’s entirety in the US and Europe via NPR Music’s First Listen [http://u.subpop.com/1EIJHPg], in Canada via CBC’s “First Play” [http://u.subpop.com/1OvbCa1] and in France via MOWNO [u.subpop.com/1HNKC1A].  The album will be available on CD/LP/DL worldwide Monday, May 4th from Sub Pop.

NPR Music says of the album: “It's taken three years for singer-guitarist Alex Edkins, bassist Chris Slorach and drummer Hayden Menzies to release II, the follow-up to their Polaris Prize-shortlisted debut. In that time, the group has honed its sonic attack to an even keener edge — but it's also broadened its horizons when it comes to studio wizardry and songcraft. That's not to say METZ hasn't always written solid songs. But the meat-and-potatoes thump of 
METZ has been stretched and restructured on II. The result is breathtaking — in the same way a fist to the solar plexus is…This isn't just purgative music hell-bent on bloodletting and catharsis; it's also carefully composed, with loving attention paid to fine detail and immaculate precision.”

Meanwhile, CBC Music offered this: “A punch to the gut. It’s an often overused cliché to describe loud, visceral music, but in the case of 
METZ, it couldn’t be more apt: this is music for your gut. And on II, the followup to METZ's 2012 self-titled debut, the Toronto three-piece manage to land plenty of those gut punches, creating a soundscape of claustrophobic, ravenous guitar riffs awash in feedback and distortion, with drums that never let you catch your breath. You'll feel it in your stomach as much as you hear it.”

METZ’s 2015 North American and European tour schedule in support of II has been extended and resumes May 1st in Toronto, ON at Lee’s Palace, running through September 6th in Dublin, IE at Electric Picnic. Along the way they’ll play shows with FIDLAR (May 11th-19th; May 21st-30th), Protomartyr (May 1st-2nd), and Bad Breeding (June 16th). Please find a complete list of tour dates below.

METZ II is now available for preorder through Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp. The limited Loser Edition of the LP on colored vinyl will be available at select independent record stores, megamart.subpop.com, and from the band at their shows, all while supplies last. Additionally, two new T-shirt designs are available, both individually and as part of a bundle with purchase of the new record.
Tour Dates
May 01 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace^
May 02 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace^
May 08 - Austin, TX - Levitation 2015
May 09 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
May 11 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre**
May 12 - Orlando, FL - The Social**
May 13 - Birmingham, AL - Work Play**
May 14 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge**
May 19 - St. Louis, MO - The Firebird**
May 20 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
May 21 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry**
May 22 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry**
May 23 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon**
May 26 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom**
May 27 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg**
May 28 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club**
May 29 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer**
May 30 - Boston, MA - Paradise**
Jun. 05 - Athens, GR - Plissken Fest
Jun. 06 - Thessaloniki, GR - Plissken Fest
Jun. 07 - Skopje, MK - Zdravo Mladi Festival
Jun. 16 - London, UK - Underworld^^
Jun. 17 - Brussels, BE - Botanique - Rotonde
Jun. 19 - Hilvarenbeek, NL - Best Kept Secret Festival
Jun. 20 - Scheesel, DE - Hurricane Festival
Jun. 21 - Neuhausen ob Eck, DE - Southside Festival
Jun. 22 - Leipzig, DE - Taubchenthal
Jun. 24 - Berlin, DE - Cassiopeia
Jun. 25 - Cologne, DE - MTC
Jun. 27 - Evreux, FR - Le Rock Dans Tous ses Etats
Jul. 10 - Montreal, QC - Piccolo Rialto
Jul. 12 - Quebec City, QC -  Imperial De Quebec
Jul. 14 - Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Blues Fest
Jul. 21 - Cincinnati, OH - The Woodward Theatre
Jul. 22 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
Jul. 23 - Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
Jul. 24 - 26 - Oro-Medonte, ON - WayHome Music & Arts Festival
Jul. 27 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
Jul. 29 - Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret
Jul. 30 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigos Cantina
Jul 31 - Calgary, AB - The Republik
Aug. 01 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
Aug. 03 - Vancouver, BC - The Rickshaw Theatre
Aug. 04 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
Aug. 05 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
Aug. 06 - Salt Lake City, UT - Twilight Concert Series @ Pioneer Park*
Aug. 09 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
Aug. 11 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
Sep. 04 - Larmer Tree Gardens, UK -  End of the Road festival
Sep. 06 - Dublin, IE - Electric Picnic
* w/ The Kills
** w/ FIDLAR
^ w/ Protomartyr
^^ w/ Bad Breeding
For more information on METZ, please contact Sub Pop Records:

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R. Ring (w/ The Breeders' Kelley Deal & Ampline's Mike Montgomery) live in L.A. May 12th!

R. RING (FEATURING THE BREEDERS' KELLEY DEAL & AMPLINE'S MIKE MONTGOMERY) TO KICK-OFF U.S. SPRING TOUR APRIL 21ST IN CINCY IN ADVANCE OF TWO SPECIAL 7" SPLIT SINGLES!
R. RING'S FIRST 7" VINYL SPLIT-SINGLE "A HALF OF SEVEN" IS WITH DETROIT POST-PUNK BAND PROTOMARTYR. R. RING'S SONG FROM IT "LOUD UNDERNEATH" IS OUT DIGITALLY NOW. VINYL OUT JUN 16TH VIA HARDLY ART
R. RING SHARES THEIR NEW SONG "LOUD UNDERNEATH." CLICK HERE TO POST & SHARE!
SECOND 7" VINYL SPLIT-SINGLE IS WITH KENTUCKY GARAGE-ROCKERS QUAILBONES OUT THIS JULY VIA SOFABURN RECORDS
R. Ring is Kelley Deal and Mike Montgomery. It is voices, guitars and keys. It is sparse, chaotic, abrasive and lulling, often within the same song. It is new. It is, at the very least, a stark departure from the music they make in their other bands (Kelley with The Breeders and Mike with Ampline).
Kelley lives in Dayton, Ohio. Mike lives in Dayton, Kentucky.

R. Ring's 7" split-single with Kentucky-based garage rockers Quailbones will feature the two respective songs "Singing Tower" & "A Tip to Trick the Tide" and will be released this July in 7" vinyl & digital formats via Sofaburn Records. While this won't be available for a few months yet, R. Ring will be producing an extremely limited (100) handmade, custom-packaged version of it as a 12" vinyl LP with screen-printed artwork just for their upcoming tour (dates below). 

R. Ring's Mike Montgomery had this to say about their new split single with Qualibones, "Way, way down in the southwestern tip of Kentucky is a sleepy town called Murray. Through an entanglement of dark thoughts and festering boredom oozed a creepy outfit called Quailbones. Kelley and I stepped into their muck at a show in a record shop on an R.Ring tour and instantly fell in love with their music. It was brash, squirmy, drenched and moody… you know… great! We decided then and there to work with them on something… hence, the forthcoming split 7 inch due out this July on SofaBurn. Their track is called, 'A Tip to Trick the Tide' and it’s exactly the Cramps, Echo and the Bunnymen condomless orgy you’d expect! Our song, 'Singing Tower' is a meandering lullaby to a wayward spectre. The single's illustrations were all done by our friend Ali Calis at Able projects.To pre-order the vinyl, go to: http://www.sofaburnrecords.com/rring

In addition, R. Ring also have a new 7" split-single titled "A Half Of Seven" with Detroit-based post-punk band Protomartyr coming out on vinyl June 16th through Hardly Art and is available to pre-order here. R. Ring's song from it "Loud Underneath" is available as a digital download now here, and Protomartyr's track "Blues Festival" is available digitally now here.

"We’re stoked to have this new song on a split 7 inch with our friends in Protomartyr," Montgomery explains. "They’ve got a stellar song called, 'Blues Festival' that we recorded with them at Candyland in Cincinnati over a couple of snowy days last Winter. All around, it’s been such a great process; we took care of wrangling all the audio and masters, the Protomartyrs did all the artwork and Sarah from Hardly Art took care of all of the manufacturing logistics. Go Team! Both bands will be touring through April/May."
 

R. Ring will be on tour all spring and will  
be joined by drummer Jose Medeles (The Breeders / 
 
 
1939 Ensemble 
  
) for a week of dates in the Pacific Northwest, before drummer/professional skater Kristian Svitak (The Heartaches / Swami Records) joins them for their leg back home from L.A.

 
R. Ring's friend Ali Calis at Able Projects in Cincinnati did the great poster art (above) for them depicting the “SS R.RING” atop a frothy sea, charging head-on into a giant, angry octopuss. R. Ring titled it, ”Peril” and Ali of course titled it, “Pu*sy." So… they present to you the following confirmed dates for their ‘Pu*sy-Peril’ Tour!
 
R. RING'S PU*SY-PERIL TOUR DATES
4/18 - Wooster, OH - Lucky Records w/ Buffalo Killers and Ampline (noon)
4/18 - Dayton, OH  - Omega Music w/ Buffalo Killers and Ampline (6pm)
4/21 - Cincinnati, OH - Northside Tavern
4/30 - Dayton, OH - Canal Public House
5/01 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
5/02 - Madison, WI - Frequency
5/03 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
5/04 - Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
5/05 - Billings, MT - Pub Station
5/06 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett
5/07 - Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
5/10 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios (w/ Bed)
5/11 - San Francisco, CA - Elbo Room (w/ 1939 Ensemble)
5/12 - Los Angeles, CA - Satellite (w/ 1939 Ensemble)
5/14 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
5/15 - Denver, CO - Hi Dive
5/16 - Omaha, NE - O'leavers
5/17 - Lawrence, KS - Replay Lounge
5/18 - Columbia, MO - Cafe Berlin
5/19 - Louisville, KY - The New Vintage (w/ Quailbones)
(more dates to be announced soon)

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