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All Songs Considered
10:13 am
Mon April 13, 2015

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

Protomartyr's split 7" with Kelley Deal's band R. Ring is out June 16.
Courtesy of the artist

"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.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
10:00 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Chadwick Stokes: Tiny Desk Concert

Morgan McCloy NPR

His songs feel familiar; they're old friends before the first play is done. They'd fit nicely on a mix alongside Paul Simon or the McCartney side of The Beatles.

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First Listen
7:03 pm
Sun April 12, 2015

First Listen: Built To Spill, 'Untethered Moon'

Built To Spill's new album, Untethered Moon, comes out April 21.
Stephen Gere Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 12:34 pm

It's suspiciously easy to overlook the existential side of Boise, Idaho's Built To Spill, a seasoned but frequently rotating ensemble centered on avuncular frontman Doug Martsch.

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First Listen
7:03 pm
Sun April 12, 2015

First Listen: The Alchemist & Oh No, 'Welcome To Los Santos'

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First Listen
7:03 pm
Sun April 12, 2015

First Listen: San Fermin, 'Jackrabbit'

San Fermin's new album, Jackrabbit, comes out April 21.
Denny Renshaw Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 10:34 am

San Fermin's 2013 debut brims over with ideas: The brainchild of one guy, classically trained Brooklyn composer and multi-instrumentalist Ellis Ludwig-Leone, it's a nearly hourlong feast of gorgeous chamber-pop storytelling.

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