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      R. RING / QUAILBONES 7" SPLIT-SINGLE
      July 2015
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    R. RING (FEATURING THE BREEDERS’ KELLEY DEAL & AMPLINE’S MIKE MONTGOMERY) TO KICK-OFF U.S. SPRING TOUR APRIL 21ST IN CINCY!

    R. RING’S 7″ VINYL SPLIT-SINGLE W/ 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 available this July in 7″ vinyl & digital formats via Sofaburn Records.

    In addition, R. Ring will also be putting out a second 7″ split-single this summer with another great act. Details to be announced soon.

    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.

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    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, “Pussy.” So… they present to you the following confirmed dates for their ‘Pussy-Peril’ Tour!

    R. RING’S PUSSY-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 Street Tavern
    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)

    R. Ring in Concert 2

    Watch R.Ring’s recent “Loud Underneath” video below created from the wonderfully tweaked brain of artist Cy Gavin.

    MORE INFO ON R. RING:
    http://rring.tumblr.com
    https://www.facebook.com/rringsings

    MORE INFO ON QUAILBONES:
    https://www.facebook.com/quailbones

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    http://www.sofaburnrecords.com

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  • HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT R. RING:

    • R. Ring, the project formed by the Breeders’ Kelley Deal and Ampline’s Mike Montgomery, is very different from the pair’s respective main gigs, featuring sparse arrangements of vocals, guitars, and keys. - YAHOO! MUSIC
    • Given that they have little more than a handful of singles to their name, it’s hard to predict which direction the new duo’s music will ultimately take — “Loud Underneath” and “Salt (Make It Salt)” sound like crunchy pop gems ripped straight from a CMJ sampler circa 1994, while “Singing Tower” is a much softer mid-tempo ballad, filled with harmonies, piano, acoustic guitar and just the right amount of distorted electric guitar. It’s early in the game, but R. Ring sounds super promising. - NASHVILLE SCENE
    • Glorious bursts of noise that ring much longer than their running time. R. Ring can deliver roaring guitar rock, poised punk with a pop aftertaste and lovely, lilting folk music. Deal and Montgomery clearly aren’t short on ideas and manage to thoughtfully tie notions and fragments together with little time to spare. R. Ring has hit more home runs than many bands do in twice the at-bats.- COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE
    • A beguiling and intentionally spare duo whose songs drip with sugary melodies, organic textures and enough genuine mystery to warrant close, repeated listens. - DENVER POST
    • The utterly fantastic duo R. Ring is a sometimes sparse but always compelling revisioning of string-driven rock and roll. - ALIBI WEEKLY
    • The duo of Kelley Deal (The Breeders) and Mike Montgomery (Ampline) play textured indie rock that floats and soars on a wash of sonic lullabies. Their pedigree is palpable. - PORTLAND MERCURY
    • Loose and dynamic and pretty fantastic. - ELEVEN PDX
    • … distinctly unique, sometimes sonic, and often times abstractly beautiful. - SELECTIVE MEMORY
    • R. Ring is an evolving project that started acoustically and mushroomed into a pulsing force. - ABOUT.COM
    • Their concept is simple: just a mix of voices, guitars and keyboards in songs that can be harsh and haywire or gentle and dreamy, whatever feels right in the heat of the moment. - L. A. WEEKLY
    • A sparse, challenging, but ultimately thrilling group. - YELLOW SCENE MAGAZINE
    • Wonderfully disarming. - TONE MADISON
    • A sparse, no-frills rock duo… R. Ring’s music sticks to the dreamy vocals and loud-quiet-loud dynamics typical of the Deals. - SPOKANE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW
    • Kelley Deal’s work alongside Ampline’s Mike Montgomery in R. Ring remains as pivotal to the music as her efforts with the Breeders. The collection of singles the duo has issued since 2012 is far more spare, though, laced with gentle drums and guitars that goes from sweet to seething within the course of two minutes. Kelley’s innocent humming is at the forefront of it all, sometimes backed by towering distortion and other times by tender acoustics that could lull one to sleep. - WILLAMETTE WEEK
    • Impressive new music. - L.A. EXAMINER
    • R. Ring's latest single "Loud Underneath" is an abrasive slab of simmering lo-fi garage angst, and we like it a lot. - MAD MACKEREL: UK
    • A slow burn of a band. - CINCINNATI ENQUIRER
    • Full of angst and aggression at just the right points. - BREAKING AND ENTERING
    • Kelley Deal and bandmate Mike Montgomery are decades into careers putting out music that is consistently idiosyncratic and innovative. Their combined superpowered songwriting ability comes through on every new R. Ring song. - NUVO WEEKLY
    • Beautifully haunting songs. Some are dreamy and hypnotic, some frantic and almost desperate, but all have lyrics with staying power. Much like the Wrens, R.Ring releases music sporadically; there's an older EP and some 7-inches, the latest a split with the Quailbones. It's commendable that the band moves at its own organic pace, but it's hard not to wish for more of R.Ring's signature sound. - WASHINGTON CITY PAPER
    • Quick, furious and enthralling ear candy. - WXPN’s The Key