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R. Ring Gear Up for European Tour with Ohio Dates  

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R. Ring are gearing up for a big European tour with some dates in Ohio. Shortly after, front-woman Kelley Deal will head out on the road with The Breeders in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Last Splash. In turn, R. Ring may slow down for just a small spell after this run, so do get it while it’s hot!

R. Ring

Date City Venue Country
02/07/13 Columbus, OH Kobo United States
Time: 6:00pm.
02/08/13 Dayton, OH Blind Bob’s United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $5. Age restrictions: 21+. Address: 430 East 5th St.. Venue phone:(937)938-6405.
02/09/13 Cincinnati, OH MOTR Pub United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: 21+.
03/02/13 Brussels, Belgium Beursschounburg United States
Time: 6:00pm. Venue phone: (322)550-0350.
03/03/13 Amsterdam, NL Club Ziggo United States
Time: 6:00pm.
03/04/13 Oostende, BE De Grote Poort United States
Time: 6:00pm.
03/05/13 Arlon, BE L’Entrepot United States
Time: 6:00pm.
03/07/13 Exeter, UK Cavern Club United States
Time: 6:00pm.
03/08/13 London, UK The Lexington United States
Time: 6:00pm. Address: 96-98 Pentonville Road.
03/09/13 Newcastle, UK The Cluny United States
Time: 6:00pm. Address: 36 Lime Street.
03/11/13 Groningen, NL Vera United States
Time: 6:00pm. Venue phone: +31 (0) 50 313 46 81.
03/13/13 Arnhem, NL Luxor Live United States
Time: 6:00pm. Venue phone: 026 3511660.
03/14/13 Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS Paradiso Netherlands
Time: 6:00pm.
03/15/13 Breda, NL Mezz United States
Time: 6:00pm. Venue phone: +31 (0) 76 515 66 77.
03/16/13 Den Haag, NL Paard van Troje United States
Time: 6:00pm.
03/17/13 Ghent, Belgium Vooruit United States
Time: 6:00pm.

Written by leo on January 31st, 2013

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R. Ring Nominated “New Artist of the Year” at Cincinnati Entertainment Awards  

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R. Ring have been nominated as “New Artist of the Year” via the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. While front-woman Kelley Deal resides in Dayton, OH, front-man Mike Montgomery is a resident of nearby Dayton, KY (Greater Cincinnati area). The proximity of Mike’s locale puts them in the running. Do check out this amusing interview with R. Ring via Cincinnati’s City Beat rag.

CB: Kelley, I’m curious about your vocal approach, which is marked by this girlish, slightly affected croon that has become your trademark. How did you come to this way of singing?

KD: Gross. I have an image of Bette Davis in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? in my mind!

Written by leo on January 24th, 2013

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R. Ring In-Studio  

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R. Ring’s Kelley Deal recently did an interview with 91.9 WFPK in Louisville, KY. Interviewer Sean Cannon remarks: “This was easily the most hilarious and off-the-rails in-studio I’ve ever had.” Check it out and stay tuned for more news on R. Ring soon!


Written by leo on January 9th, 2013

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Last Days of Misra Holiday Sale!  

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Misra’s Holiday Sale will be wrapping up by year’s end. In celebration of a phenomenal 2012, everything is 20% off over at the Misra store.

Misra 2012:

  • February 14: Shearwater’s Winged Life is issued on LP for the first time. The record features songs by SW frontman Jonathan Meiburg and Okkervil River’s Will Sheff. Shearwater then embarks on tours with St. Vincent, Dinosaur Jr. and more.
  • February 14: Bears’ Greater Lakes is released. Grandma helped distribute the release and it’s praised by NPR Song of the Day, AP, Cleveland Scene, and many more.
  • February 28: Water Liars’ debut Phantom Limb is met with great praise from A.V. Club, Daytrotter, No Depression, VICE, NPR Song of the Day, and more.
  • March 15: Misra heads to SXSW 2012 with a showcase featuring R. Ring (The Breeders’ Kelley Deal & Ampline’s Mike Montgomery), Palomar, The Black Swans, Southeast Engine, Seryn, and Water Liars. The event is a wonderful success.
  • July 31: The Black Swans’ Occasion for Song is released. It is met with phenomenal praise viaPitchfork, MOJO, Paste, MAGNET, AllMusic, Dusted, and many more. The band heads on tour with WHY? soon after.
  • July 31: Southeast Engine’s Canaanville EP is released. Canaanville is a 4-song appendix EP to the band’s widely-hailed Canary album. For a baby release, it is met with great praise fromDaytrotter, PopMatters, A.V. Club, and more. The band heads to Pickathon soon after.
  • October 31: R. Ring – a new band comprised of The Breeders’ Kelley Deal & Ampline’s Mike Montgomery – release their debut “Fallout & Fire” b/w “SEE” 7″ on Misra. It is met with wild attention from Pitchfork, SPIN, Stereogum, VICE, and many more.
  • November 13: Holopaw’s “Golden Sparklers” b/w “Yearling’s Darlings” is released. The 7″ single is the predecessor to Paw’s absolutely breathtaking Academy Songs, Volume I (out January 15, 2013). Pitchfork debuts the A-Side and Under the Radar debuts the B-Side.

Written by leo on December 20th, 2012

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R. Ring Featured in Pitchfork’s Announcement of 20th Anniversary Reissue of The Breeders’ “Last Splash”  

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R. Ring’s “Fallout & Fire” was featured in Pitchfork’s announcement of the 20th Anniversary reissue of The Breeders’ Last Splash. R. Ring’s Kelley Deal will join the reunited Last Splash-era Breeders to celebrate 4AD’s deluxe reissue of this wonderful album. In addition, the band will play the Deerhunter-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties and tour around the album’s release.

This is particularly exciting for Misra, as three of the Last Splash-era Breeders (Kelley, her identical twin sister Kim Deal, and drummer Jim McPherson) live right here in the label’s hometown of Dayton, OH. Spirits are high around this historic event.

Rocking & Knitting with R. Ring’s Kelley Deal  

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R. Ring’s Kelley Deal doubles as a fabulous knitter. She has a book published – Bags that Rock – in which she shows you how it’s done.

In addition, Deal also hosts knitting workshops on the road. She recently held one at the Shitty Barn in Spring Green, WI and the wonderful Connie Ward documented it all via photo. Head here to check out the shots.

>> What better holiday gift than a scarf made by Kelley Deal?!?! Head here to purchase one.

Written by leo on November 14th, 2012

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R. Ring (The Breeders’ Kelley Deal & Ampline’s Mike Montgomery) • Debut 7″ Out Today  

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Today is a special day! The debut 7″ by R. Ring (The Breeders’ Kelley Deal & Ampline’s Mike Montgomery) is officially released today – 10/30/2012. “Fallout & Fire” b/w “SEE” is an extremely special set of songs and the first Kelley Deal project in a very long while.

>> Listen to the A-Side (Orange-Side) via Pitchfork.
>> Purchase the 7″ here and support great independent art!
>> Check out a small smattering of the great press R. Ring have received below!

R. Ring Debut 7″ Has Arrived  

Posted at 9:18 pm

R. Ring’s debut 7″ has arrived and it looks wonderful. R. Ring is the new project of The Breeders’ Kelley Deal & Ampline’s Mike Montgomery. You can pre-order the “Fallout & Fire” b/w “See” 7″ here.

Written by leo on October 2nd, 2012

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Pitchfork Gives R. Ring Some Love  

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My Stars! Pitchfork gave R. Ring some love today! This is the new band of The Breeders’ Kelley Deal & Ampline’s Mike Montgomery and it is gooooood (that voice)! Head here to hear the A-side (Orange-side) of the band’s debut “Fallout & Fire” b/w “See” 7″ — out October 30 on Misra. Thanks to Jenn Pelly and all at Pitchfork! R. Ring pre-order up very soon.

Written by leo on August 22nd, 2012

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R. Ring Hits the Road from July 3-14  

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R. Ring – the new project from The Breeders’ Kelley Deal & Ampline’s Mike Montgomery – hits the road from 7/3-7/14. It’s a twelve day run that takes them all across the midwest. If you’re in any of the cities below, make sure to catch a show. Be on the lookout for the debut R. Ring 7″ via Misra Records. More on that soon!

Date City Venue Country
07/03/12 Cincinnati, OH Northside Carnival United States
Time: 9:00pm.
07/05/12 Lafayette, IN The Black Sparrow United States
Time: 9:00pm.
07/06/12 Champaign, IL Mike ‘N’ Molly’s United States
Time: 10:00pm.
07/07/12 Madison, WI Union United States
Time: 9:00pm.
07/08/12 Chicago, IL West Fest United States
Time: 9:00pm.
07/09/12 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club United States
Time: 9:00pm.
07/10/12 Rock Island, IL Daytrotter United States
Time: 9:00pm.
07/11/12 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry – First Avenue United States
Time: 9:00pm.
07/12/12 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room United States
Time: 9:00pm.
07/13/12 Kansas City, MO Riot Room United States
Time: 9:00pm.
07/14/12 St. Louis, MO Atomic House United States
Time: 9:00pm.
08/30/12 Youngstown, OH Cedar’s Lounge United States
Time: 9:00pm.
08/31/12 Cincinnati, OH Midpoint Music Festival United States
Time: 9:00pm.

Written by leo on July 3rd, 2012

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