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The big news for you music fans is the release of the new Protean Collective CD, Divided. I caught the release show last night at the Middle East, and was floored by the band's set. A lot of blood, sweat and beers went into the making of this one, and it all came out with each song, ending with drummer Matt Zappa going Juggernaut on his drum kit. Sure hope he kept the receipt.
On to the CD. Eleven tracks of pure power, some more mellow, all with a heavy dose of emotion. Zappa's drums are an artillery-like assault backing the deep, resonating vocals of Graham Bacher and Steph Goyer, who also play guitar. Dan Ehramjian rounds out the quartet on the bass, adding his skills on the strings to the mix. You'll be moving your head to each song. This CD never gets old-each listen reveals something new, whether it's an everyman-type lyric we can all nod our heads to and say "Yep, same thing happened to me..." or a new note we didn't catch last time. Protean relies on a mix of talents to make it the powerhouse that it is.
Check out the band's MySpace page at www.myspace.com/proteancollective, or it's site at www.proteancollective.com.