10:57 PM on 08/25/09
I first came about The Promise Ring while doing my emo kid homework and digging through the archives of bands and albums that came before what the scene was. I stayed a fan because they had catchy songs and they differed from the 90s emo sound and also because they stay obscure for the most part. Any self respecting lover of the genre will know Diary, Pinkerton, and Clarity which is great but you had to dig a little deeper to find these guys although around 2004 it wasn't that hard. They are also at fault for causing me to start collecting records after I was gifted Wood/Water, which i still haven't played.