Promise Keeper is on their album Zoo Hypothesis and Teen Beat Medley Parts 1 & 2 were songs they released on their old website for free (along with a bunch of other cover songs) like 10-12 years ago. Part 1 was also released on the Japanese album Book of Water.
Kinda sad that I didn't discover this band when they first came out. My boyfriend tried to introduce me to them 4 years ago, but I naively dismissed them as a b grade Mr. Bungle, and didn't dig any deeper. He tried again last week, and this time, something clicked. Better late than never, as they say - but in a way I feel like I missed out. Who knows if these guys will ever tour again, or make another record. The consensus seems to be that their last two albums weren't as great as the earlier stuff. My man says "They call it The Great Filter because it filtered out everything that is great about Tub Ring." I am still giving their more recent stuff a chance, however, I think that the Alien Theory trilogy (Drake/Fermi/Zoo for anyone who wasn't paying attention) is probably what will stick with me most, judging from the dozen or so earworms that they've embedded into my brain in the last week. I love lyrics that make me laugh, or think. TR definitely has my gears turning.
Honestly, earliest Tub Ring sounded almost exactly like Mr. Bungle. To me, their latest work really gave Tub Ring its own unique sound. Their newest album may not be their best, but it gets better for me with every listen.
Melodramatic yeah, you got me. Doesn't change the fact they make incredibly boring music now. considering their first 3 albums are some of my favourite music ever, its a massive shame. I Would love to see Jason Fields make some new music, he was clearly the real brains behind the band.
Ehh I haven't even been listening to them so long so it's not exactly my 'unconditional love' for them, I just like their music, just because it's not what it used to be, thus not what you expected or to your taste, doesn't make it bad.
noisy? It has alot of laid back songs and I think it's the best sounding album they have made. It's not up to the quality of Zoo Hypothesis but it's close and it's definately better tha The Great Filter.
No reactions from secret handshakes besides grover, pickle, some polish? dude and myself?? im loving the album more and more, its even up there with Zoo Hypothesis, which i consider their crowning achievement...looks like secret handshakes, at least for a while, will take that place. I SHOT YOUR FAGGOT HORSE BITCH!!!