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Consolation E​.​P.

by Protomartyr

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dada-vs The existential ribbons throughout Protomartyr songs, none are more life-affirming than those in "You Always Win", but not without cracking your dad-blamed heart. Favorite track: You Always Win (feat. Kelley Deal).
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A.K. Pearson On this EP Protomartyr have nailed not only the staccato sludge but the subtle melodies that characterize “Pink Flag" and "The Velvet Underground and Nico." They also have a habit of hiding the really good riff ninety seconds into the song, turning away digital-age dilettantes who just listen to the unpleasant opening moments, so keep listening. Favorite track: Same Face in a Different Mirror.
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cryin' Branston This EP might just be the apotheosis of Protomartyr. They really seem to have nailed their sound here: it's pretty as a rainbow in a petrol spill, brutal as an eight-pint bar fight, sad as giving in to another night's insomnia. Favorite track: You Always Win (feat. Kelley Deal).
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Cass Wheel of Fortune is one of the sincerest indictments of the modern condition from any band around these days. Kelley Deal's backing vocals are simultaneously resplendent and legitimately haunting. Favorite track: Wheel of Fortune (feat. Kelley Deal).
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jimmycinski Protomartyr consistently pulls through with great music on each release. The added instrumentation here really increases how fresh these new tracks feel. Favorite track: You Always Win (feat. Kelley Deal).
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Following last year’s release of the critically acclaimed Domino debut, RELATIVES IN DESCENT, PROTOMARTYR are happy to announce CONSOLATION E.P., an EP of brand new material recorded in collaboration with KELLEY DEAL (THE BREEDERS) and MIKE MONTGOMERY (R. RING, AMPLINE).
Recorded in MONTGOMERY’S own studio, Candyland, the EP’s four songs capture the breadth of mood and stylistic variety of a full-length PROTOMARTYR album - from the short sharp shock of the opener “Wait”, through the mutant pop of “Same Face In A Different Mirror”, the epic “Wheel of Fortune”, to the beautiful closer “You Always Win”. Add to this MONTGOMERY’S recording skill, KELLEY DEAL’S unparalleled vocals, and their arrangements that see the inclusion of Jocelyn Hatch (viola), Evan Ziporyn (bass clarinet), and Lori Goldston (cello), and CONSOLATION E.P. becomes a truly unique prospect in PROTOMARTYR’S discography.
PROTOMARTYR is Joe Casey (vocals), Greg Ahee (guitar), Scott Davidson (bass), and Alex Leonard (drums).


released June 15, 2018


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