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R. Ring returns with new full-length album, War Poems, We Rested

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Mike Montgomery and Kelley Deal of the band R. Ring.

WYSO Music Director Juliet Fromholt spoke to Kelley Deal and Mike Montgomery of R. Ring ahead of the release of their new album, War Poems, We Rested. In the interview, Deal and Montgomery talk about writing and recording the album, which was completed before the COVID-19 pandemic and will be released on Don Giovanni Records on January 27. The release of War Poems, We Rested will be accompanied by a limited-edition chapbook of poetry inspired by songs on the album. Compiled by poet and musician Matt Hart, the chapbook includes work by Sadie Dupuis, Lee Renaldo (of Sonic Youth), and Hanif Abdurraqib, a Columbus-based poet and music writer who has been the recipient of numerous honors, including a MacArthur Fellowship in 2021.

War Poems, We Rested is available for vinyl, CD, or digital pre-order on Bandcamp. A digital listening party for the album will be held on January 25, two days before its release. Two singles, “Still Life” and “Def Sup,” are out now on digital streaming platforms, as is a music video for “Still Life.”

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Juliet Fromholt is proud to be music director at 91.3FM WYSO. Juliet began volunteering at WYSO while working at WWSU, the student station at her alma mater, Wright State University. After joining WYSO's staff in 2009, Juliet developed WYSO’s digital and social media strategy until moving into the music director role in 2021. An avid music fan and former record store employee, Juliet continues to host her two music shows, Alpha Rhythms and Kaleidoscope, which features studio performances from local musicians every week. She also co-hosts Attack of the Final Girls, a horror film review podcast.
Peter Day began working in public radio in the summer of 2019, when he first interned at WYSO. He returned to the position the following summer, and served as the program director for Yale University’s student radio station for the 2020-21 school year. Now he works as an assistant to WYSO music director Juliet Fromholt and provides additional production assistance to senior producer Basim Blunt. Peter is a life-long Yellow Springs resident. In his free time, he likes to play music and walk in the woods.