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It’s All Coming Back To Me Part 2 from The Promise Ring on Vimeo.

A couple of days ago I wrote a post about Milwaukee early-emo band The Promise Ring’s sudden and mysterious social media presence— including a Twitter account that ultimately escalated to feature the repeated hashtag #tpr2012.  Rumors of reunions spread rapidly as the band posted a strange video on a freshly created Vimeo account and continued sending cryptic tweets.  Unfortunately, “It’s All Coming Back To Me Part 2” (posted above) is even more inconclusive than Part 1.  It’s half the length of the first installment, and it pretty much just features some water, a deer and some trees.

It’s All Coming Back To Me Part 1 from The Promise Ring on Vimeo.

2011 must be the year that influential indie artists from the 90s return.  Earlier this year, notoriously reclusive Neutral Milk Hotel singer/songwriter Jeff Mangum appeared in a bizarre video with experimental group The Soap Scums, preforming while wearing a mask.  Now, Mangum is on a worldwide tour in which he’s revisiting classics from his hugely influential 90s albums On Avery Island and In The Aeroplane Over The Sea.  He’s even preformed for Occupy Wall Street.  Although he retreated from public eye shortly after the release of his second album (Aeroplane), he’s back, basically.