R. Ring is the new group comprised of The Breeders’ Kelley Deal (Dayton, OH) and Ampline’s Mike Montgomery (Dayton, KY). This debut 7” finds the A side “Fallout And Fire” kicking off with a catchy acoustic riff followed quickly by the signature tone from Deal which keeps her voice in an echo mode that truly is infectious. The song has an enticing intensity without ever speeding up past its slower mid tempo pace.
“See” offers the reved up side of R. Ring as Montgomery takes lead with Deal taking a more supportive role and adds the drumming of professional skateboarder Kristian Svitak. It is the perfect flip of the A side and showcases the endless talent of this group.
The packaging is solid as the artwork has a fun illustration of an orange and banana hanging out by Ali Calis and a nice orange colored vinyl.
-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony