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Ask anyone old enough to drink what they think emo is, and you’ll get about as many different responses as people willing to answer. They’ll just about all be right, too (if is any kind of reference, anyway). Everyone’s nebulous identification and loose understanding of the genre is both its best and worst quality… More »

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Owen – “Forget Me” (The Promise Ring Cover)

Mike Kinsella has been releasing some solid covers under his Owen moniker over the past few months, taking on some interesting choices like Against Me!
James Rettig | November 11, 2014 - 9:13 pm

Fun Fun Fun Fest: The Rest Of Our Photos: Fucked Up, Superchunk, A Place To Bury Strangers, And More

Well, the fun is officially over -- Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 concluded yesterday with sets from Fucked Up, Japandroids, Deerhoof, Ceremony, Fang Island, Turbonegro,…
Michael Nelson | November 5, 2012 - 1:06 pm

Watch The Promise Ring Cover Adele

The A.V. Club's Undercover video series, which matches up bands with unlikely covers, has really hit on something great with its latest installment: Reunited emo…
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2012 - 12:37 pm

Watch The Promise Ring Reunite In Milwaukee

Late last year, we learned that emo pioneers the Promise Ring were planning to reunite for a few shows, with more probably on the way.
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2012 - 11:17 am

The Promise Ring Reunite

Other than a one-off 2005 show, emo originators the Promise Ring haven’t played any shows since breaking up in 2002. That changes next year, when…
Tom Breihan | November 23, 2011 - 1:33 pm