First Listen: R. Ring – Loud Underneath

unnamedFormed in 2011 but quiet since their 2012 debut, Fallout & Fire, the pairing of Kelley Deal (The Breeders) and Mike Montgomery (Ampline) as R. Ring is ramping up for a big 2015.

Having debuted “Singing Tower” from their forthcoming split single with Kentucky’s Quailbones via Yahoo Music, the Daytonians from conjoined states (Deal – Ohio, Montgomery – Kentucky) have now issued “Loud Underneath,” their contribution to A Half Of Seven, a split 7″ with Detroit’s Protomartyr.

Recorded last winter in Cincinnati, A Half Of Seven finds Deal playing both sides of the field; providing backing vocals on Protomartyr’s “Blues Festival,” Deal is front and center on “Loud Underneath.” A flurry of guitar and drums, the squall of “Loud Underneath” immediately recalls sister Kim’s former band’s sonic dynamic with its tossed-off perfection.

R. Ring hits the road on Record Store Day (18 April), playing dates across the US for the next month. Dates below.

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)

To be released on 16 June, you can stream “Loud Underneath” below and purchase the digital single here. Pre-order A Half Of Seven on 7″ vinyl via Hardly Art.

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