Hear Protomartyr's New Song With The Breeders' Kelley Deal

April 13, 2015 6:13 PM

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Hear Protomartyr's New Song With The Breeders' Kelley Deal

"Take it from somebody who knows." The opening words to Protomartyr's new single, "Blues Festival," are sung by frontman Joe Casey, but they could easily refer to the song's star guest vocalist, Kelley Deal of the Breeders. Deal has lived through a lot in the past 20-plus years, from opening for Nirvana in the early '90s to doing the whole "reunion" thing with her identical twin sister Kim, to releasing small-batch 7" singles by her most recent project, R. Ring.

Kelley Deal spends most of "Blues Festival" in the shadows, emerging only to drive home the song's central tenet in a lyric sheet full of advice to young bands: "Don't get ahead of yourself." Casey handles the rest, rattling off "universal truths" that might benefit aspiring artists and music-indust...

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