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Protomartyr Announce New EP, Share Video for New Song “Wheel of Fortune” (Feat. Kelley Deal)

Consolation E.P. Due Out June 15 via Domino

May 03, 2018
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Detroit-formed post punkers Protomartyr released a new album, Relatives in Descent, last September via Domino. Now they have announced a new EP, Consolation E.P., and shared a Yoonha Park-directed video for a new song, "Wheel of Fortune," which features Kelley Deal of The Breeders and R. Ring (as does one other song on the release). Consolation E.P. is due out June 15 via Domino. Deal's R. Ring bandmate Mike Montgomery recorded the EP. Check out "Wheel of Fortune" below, followed by the EP's tracklist and the band's upcoming tour dates.

Protomartyr's Joe Casey had this to say about the EP in a press release: "Early 2017 proved to be a productive time for the band. We were writing songs right up to recording Relatives In Descent and wanted to keep that momentum going right after. Making 2015's split single A Half of Seven with R. Ring was one of our favorite recording experiences, so the decision to head down to Dayton, Kentucky and spend a weekend in May recording the four songs that became the Consolation E.P. was an easy one."
 
Kelley Deal had this to say: "For Mike and I, working on this EP with Protomartyr was a re-kindling of the tender spark that was struck upon our first encounter with them years ago in Texas. They were graciously tolerant and receptive to my production ideas on the songs and the project quickly grew beyond our private orb. We have cello from Lori Goldston, viola from Jocelyn Hach and even bass clarinet from Evan Ziporyn, and I do some singing with Joe. There's a lot of trust involved when an artist places their songs in your hands, and we were very mindful of that while intentionally trying to take the songs in new directions. Candyland in Dayton, KY is home-base for R.Ring recording, and it's close enough that the Proto-men could make it down to lay the tracks down. This is the second project like this we've done with them, so we're ready to flip the tables and have them produce and record some of our songs!"

Read our 2017 interview with Protomartyr.

Consolation E.P. Tracklist:

1. Wait
2. Same Face In a Different Mirror
3. Wheel Of Fortune (feat. Kelley Deal)
4. You Win Again (feat. Kelley Deal)

Protomartyr Tour Dates:

Thu. May 3 - Kortrijik, BE @ De Kreun
Fri. May 4 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla
Sat. May 5 - Leicester, UK @ Handmade Festival
Sun. May 6 - Glasgow, UK @ Stag & Dagger Festival
Tue. May 8 - Hull, UK @ Fruit
Wed. May 9 - Birmingham, UK @ Mama Roux
Thu. May 10 - London, UK @ Rough Trade East - In Conversation with the Raincoats
Thu. May 10 - London, UK @ Scala
Sun. June 3 - Seattle, WA @ Upstream Music Festival
Sat. June 9 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere (Brooklyn Vegan Northside Party)
Wed. June 13 - Hong Kong, HK @ MOM Livehouse
Fri. June 15 - Beijing, CN @ Yue Space
Sat. June 16 - Shanghai, CN @ YYT
Sun. June 17 - Seoul, KR @ V-Hall
Wed. June 20 - Kuala Lumpur, MY @ Live Fact
Thu. June 21 - Jakarta, ID @ Rossi Musik
Sat. June 23 - Athens, GR @ Ejekt Festival
Fri. July 6 - Modena, IT @ Arti Vive
Sat. July 7 - Chiusi, IT @ Lars Rock Fest
Sat. July 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
Sat. Aug. 11 - Haldern, DE @ Haldern Pop Festival
Sun. Aug. 12 - Luxembourg, LU @ Rotondes
Mon. Aug. 13 - Dusseldorf, DE @ Zakk
Tue. Aug. 14 - Bremen, DE @ Tower Musikclub
Thu. Aug. 16 - Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje
Fri. Aug. 17 - Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival 
Sat. Aug 18 - Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
Sun. Aug. 19 - St. Malo, FR @ La Route Du Rock
Tue. Aug. 21 - Dudingen, CH @ Bad Bonn
Wed. Aug. 22 - Zurich, CH @ Mascotte
Fri. Aug. 24 - Schorndorf, DE @ Club Manufaktur
Sat. Aug 25 - Charleville Mezieres, FR @ Cabaret Vert Festival
Sun. Aug. 26 - Ramsgate, UK @ Ramsgate Hall
Tue. Aug. 28 - Sheffield, UK @ Picture House Social
Wed. Aug. 29 - Hebden Bridge, UK @ Trades Club
Thu. Aug. 30 - Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy 2
Fri. Aug. 31 - Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival
Thu. Aug. 30 - Sun. Sep. 2 - Vlieland, NL @ Into the Great Wide Open

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