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Studio album by The Promise Ring
Released April 23, 2002
Recorded 2002
Genre Emo, indie rock
Label ANTI-
Producer Stephen Street
The Promise Ring chronology
Electric Pink

Wood/Water is the final album by emo band The Promise Ring, as well as their ANTI debut. It included the successful single "Stop Playing Guitar" as well as the song "Say Goodbye Good", which played over the ending credits of the film All the Real Girls.

The album was released on CD by ANTI- and double 10" vinyl by Foreign Leisure Records. The vinyl release contains one bonus track, "All Good Souls", and has a slightly altered track listing.

The turns the band had taken were some sharp ones. Lead singer Davey von Bohlen had recently undergone surgery for a fist-sized tumor in his head, which greatly affected his view on life, and thus his song writing.

Not too long after the release of Wood/Water, von Bohlen and drummer, Dan Didier decided that it was time to call it quits. The band broke up shortly after.

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 69/100 [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [2]
LAS Magazine Favorable [3]
Pitchfork Media 3.2/10[4]
Punknews.org 5/5 stars[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Size of Your Life" 3:09
2. "Stop Playing Guitar" 5:05
3. "Suffer Never" 4:10
4. "Become One Anything One Time" 4:19
5. "Wake Up April" 5:07
6. "Get on the Floor" 4:07
7. "Half Year Sun" 5:40
8. "My Life Is at Home" 4:16
9. "Letters to the Far Reaches" 2:29
10. "Bread and Coffee" 3:53
11. "Say Goodbye Good" 6:37
12. "Feed the Night" 3:04



  1. ^ link
  2. ^ link
  3. ^ LAS Magazine review
  4. ^ DiCrescenzo, Brent (April 14, 2002). "The Promise Ring: Wood/Water". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  5. ^ Scott (April 24, 2002). "The Promise Ring – Wood/Water". Punknews.org. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  6. ^ link

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