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Hailing from Milwaukee, WI The Promise Ring weren't just emblematic of ‘90s Midwestern emo: they were one of the most celebrated bands in the history of the genre. Under the leadership of frontman Davey Von Bohlen of Cap'n Jazz, their sound incorporated elements of power pop that would become more popular in later years. They broke up in 2002 and after nearly a decade of inactivity officially reunited in February 2012. 1999's Very Emergency is The Promise Ring's third full-length studio outing and sees the band continuing to explore the more pop/rock leaning sounds they ushered in on their previous release Nothing Feels Good. The outfit's hook-packed pop sensibility was unique for the genre at the time and helped them inject a shimmery energy into emo that still feels fresh today.