21 May 2004, 01:27

Why not call it the Dismemberment Promise Plan Ring? No?

Ok, my math’s been a little rusty since I left school but it looks like 24 The Promise Ring + 14 The Dismemberment Plan = Maritime. I’m not sure though, I keep thinking Planck’s constant should be in there somewhere. Whatever the formula, this is Eric Axelson’s (bass player of the Dismemberment Plan) new effort after the break up of the D-Plan. I didn’t know what to think at first since Davey von Bohlen’s (formerly of The Promise Ring) voice has always been kind of a love/hate deal with me, but I just listened to several songs on their site and he’s much better than I remember. It sounds like some good, good stuff; Hooky, melodic pop driven by bouncy bass lines.


Comment by Carrie on 2004-05-22 17:32:58 +0000

I see what you mean about the lead singer’s voice … I liked it on “Adios” but I wanted to smother him on “Someone Has to Die”.

Hm, I really like “King of Doves”.

Good music, cool website design.

Comment by Will on 2004-05-22 20:42:13 +0000

See, that’s funny. I liked “Someone Has to Die” best, but because of the melody (which I can’t get out of my head) and in spite of the vocals. I think my years of Promise Ring listening has just given me a high tolerance for that sort of thing.