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R. Ring Shares New 'Loud Underneath' Single from SPLIT 7; Tour to Kick Off 4/21

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 thier 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

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.

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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