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Wood/Water (Anti / Foreign Leisure / Epitaph). Review by Jason Feifer.
November 1999 :: Adjective City :: The Promise Ring (Andrew Chadwick)
Open the doors, let the breeze come through the office as we pack for the roa...
2 Dec 1999 ... February 2000 :: Live Ink :: The Promise Ring (Andrew Chadwick)
25 Mar 1998 ... May 1998 :: Live :: The Promise Ring (Jason Rockhill)
Not for their work under the moniker Vermont, but for the poppy racket they create
as the Promise Ring. In contrast to the high energy pop typical of the Promise ...
Their sound takes the sound of bands like the Promise Ring, Get Up Kids, and
Cap'n Jazz, but trim the self indulgent bullshit passed off as inventiveness (Cap'n
Vermont being comprised of two members of The Promise Ring (singer Davey
von Bohlen and drummer Dan Didier) and the guitarist for Pele (Chris Roseanau)
By the way, these were the ebullient pre-Promise Ring/Get Up Kids/Braid days of
emo, when the worse you could "sing," the better, and the more you played with ...
Fans of Get Up Kids, early Promise Ring, New Found Glory, and other bands of
that sort will absolutely love this. These guys deserve some recognition, badly.