Domino USA | News | Protomartyr Announce 'Consolation E.P.' Featuring Kelley Deal


Protomartyr | 05/22/18

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Today Protomartyr announce a new release called Consolation E.P., which they recorded in part with friend Kelley Deal and will be released June 15th via Domino. Two of the four songs feature Deal on vocals alongside singer Joe Casey, including ‘Wheel of Fortune’, which receives a video today directed by Yoonha Park (who directed the band's video for ‘Don't Go To Anacita’).  The EP was recorded by Deal's R.Ring bandmate Mike Montgomery.

Joe Casey and Kelley Deal had this to say of the collaboration and EP:

“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.” Joe Casey

“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!” Kelley Deal 

Consolation E.P. Tracklisting:

1. Wait
2. Same Face In A Different Mirror
3. Wheel of Fortune (feat. Kelley Deal)
4. You Always Win (feat. Kelley Deal)

Consolation E.P. Pre-Order:

Consolation E.P. is available to pre-order now on limited pressing yellow/white starburst vinyl via Domino, and limited pressing gold vinyl via your local independent record store.

Pre-order: Dom Mart | Digital

Protomartyr 2018 Tour Dates:

05/03 – Kortrijk, Belgium @ Wilde Westen (Tickets)
05/04 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla (Tickets)
05/05 – Leicester, UK @ Handmade Festival
05/06 – Glasgow, UK @ Stag & Dagger Festival
05/08 – Hull, UK @ Fruit (Tickets)
05/09 – Birmingham, UK @ Mama Roux's (Tickets)
05/10 – London, UK @ Rough Trade East – In Conversation with The Raincoats (Info)
05/10 – London, UK @ Scala (Tickets)
06/03 - Seattle, WA @ Upstream Music Festival
06/09 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere (Brooklyn Vegan Northside Party)
06/13 - Hong Kong, HK @ MOM Livehouse
06/15 - Beijing, CN @ Yue Space
06/16 - Shanghai, CN @ YYT
06/17 - Seoul, KR @ V-Hall
06/20 - Kuala Lumpur, MY @ Live Fact
06/21 - Jakarta, ID @ Rossi Musik
06/23 – Athens, Greece @ Ejekt Festival
07/06 – Modena, Italy @ Arti Vive Festival
07/07 – Chiusi, Italy @ Lars Rock Festival
07/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
08/09-08/11 Haldern, Germany @ Haldern Pop Festival
08/12 - Luxembourg, LU @ Rotondes
08/13 - Dusseldorf, DE @ Zakk
08/14 - Bremen, DE @ Tower Musikclub
08/16 – Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Doornroosje (Tickets)
08/17 – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands @ Lowlands
08/18 – Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop
08/19 – St. Malo, France @ La Route du Rock
08/21 – Dudingen, CH @ Bad Bonn
08/22 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Mascotte (Tickets)
08/24 - Schorndorf, DE @ Club Manufaktur
08/25 – Charleville-Mézières, France @ Cabaret Vert
08/26 – Ramsgate, UK @ Ramsgate Music Hall (Tickets)
08/28 – Sheffield, UK @ Picture House Social Club (Tickets)
08/29 – Hebden Bridge, UK @ The Trades Club (Tickets)
08/30 – Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy 2 (Tickets)
08/31-09/02 – Wiltshire, UK @ End of the Road Festival
08/31-09/02 - Vlieland, NL @ Into the Great Wide Open