"The Promise Ring" was an American emo band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, started as a side project by Davey von Bohlen during his time as a guitarist/vocalist for Cap'n Jazz in the year 1995. VonBohlen started the project alongside guitarist Jason Gnewikow of None Left Standing, drummer Dan Didier of Ceilishrine, and bassist Scott Beschta.
1996 brought their first full-length album, titled ''30° Everywhere'', released by Jade Tree Records. The record was followed by 1997's ''Nothing Feels Good'', which gained the band a larger following and rave reviews. ''The Horse Latitudes'', which collected early tracks that were previously released as 7"s, was also released in 1997. After a few changes in bass players, 1998 saw the release of the ''Boys + Girls'' EP, which was released on both compact disc and 7", with the CD containing an additional song. In 1999 they furthered their success with the release of ''Very Emergency'', which concentrated even more on their pop sound. The Electric Pink EP, released in 2000, however, failed to gain critical acclaim. Following their final release in 2002, titled ''wood/water'', The Promise Ring decided to move on to new projects, like Von Boh...
|years active||1995 – 2002|
|origin||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States|
|music genre||Emo (music)|
|current members|| Jason Gnewikow|
Davey von Bohlen