Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Promise Ring - Nothing Feels Good (1997)

Something magical always seems to happen when a musical venture of Davey von Bohlen's releases a second album. This album is widely regarded as The Promise Ring's definitive effort, as later releases like "Very Emergency" and "wood/water" would focus more on a pop sound and less towards the second wave emo sound they'd become so known for. The band's video for "Why Did We Ever Meet?" actually graced the airwaves and was shown on MTV for a bit. After listening to this record, one might catch oneself humming the bars to the album's opening track, "Is This Thing On?" at random. This will then be immediately followed by a smile and putting the record on for another go around.

For fans of: Braid, Texas Is the Reason, Sunny Day Real Estate


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