R. RING (featuring Kelley Deal of The Breeders)

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 yet departure from their work in their other bands (Kelley with the Breeders and Mike with Ampline).

On Ignite the Rest, R.Ring’s debut full length ( out NOW! on SofaBurn), 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, Bat Fangs, Fleshwounds), Joe Frankl 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.

Emily Easterly

“With a mix of D.I.Y. attitude, guitar proficiency, and songwriting skills modeled after Cat Power and Exile in Guyville-era Liz Phair, Emily Easterly made her debut in 2001 with the self-released Assembling Emily. Featuring collaborations with several of Easterly’s hometown heroes (including Sparklehorse’s Alan Weatherhead and Cracker guitarist Johnny Hickman), the record was issued during the songwriter’s final weeks of high school in Richmond, VA. The following months saw Easterly relocating several hours south to study music at the University of Miami, where she released Cole in 2002 and garnered support from college radio. Seasons Never Change followed in 2005, boasting an intimate, stripped-down sound that reflected upon the singer’s four-year stay in sunny Miami, and Easterly subsequently moved to Brooklyn to pursue her craft full-time. Inspired by Neil Young, the Beatles, and Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, Heart Comma Heart arrived in late 2007. The following year, Easterly teamed up with fellow songwriter JSeger to record a split single, Please, Please Say Goodnight/City Love Is Strange, which was released on 45-rpm vinyl that fall.” -Andrew Leahey, allmusic.com

In the fall of 2009, Easterly released a new single, “The Only Two On Earth”. At the release show in New York, attendees received a handmade, limited edition copy of the single with the B side “Montreal”. With a recent move from Brooklyn, NY to Asheville, NC in 2011, Easterly has been writing, demoing new songs and learning to play the drums.

“Well-rounded to the point of perfection, sweet, slyly inventive and ultimately highly memorable.” -Richmond Times Dispatch

“The combination of voice, melody and production makes Emily Easterly one to watch.” -Amplifier Magazine

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