12 Songs, 28 Minutes


About R.Ring

R. Ring is the stripped-down indie pop project of the Breeders' Kelley Deal and Mike Montgomery, guitarist for the post-rock band Ampline. The pair met in 2010, when the Breeders had finished touring in support of Mountain Battles and Deal was invited to record a song for a Guided by Voices tribute album. Her backing band, Buffalo Killers, suggested Montgomery's studio Candyland in Cincinnati (he later moved the studio to Dayton, Kentucky, an amusing parallel with Deal's home base of Dayton, Ohio). They enjoyed working together so much that they began working on their own material. This included the 2012 single "Salt," which became the theme song to vegan chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz's online cooking show Make It Vegan, and Fallout & Fire/SEE, which Misra released in 2012. That year, they also issued a cover of Devo's "Mr. DNA" that appeared in a limited edition of 100 copies packaged in grip tape-covered blocks of wood. The following year, they commemorated their first European tour with the Rise EP. They returned in 2015 with a pair of split singles: Pussy Peril, a collaboration with Quailbones, was released that July on Sofa Burn, while A Half of Seven, which also featured Protomartyr, arrived that July. Several songs from their EPs and singles were collected on R. Ring's debut album Ignite the Rest, which Sofa Burn released in April 2017. ~ Heather Phares