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Protomartyr - Relatives in Descent - New Vinyl 2017 Domino Records 'Indie Exclusive' on Blue Vinyl, Includes Poster, Zine and Download - Post-Punk / Noise-Rock

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What feels like a goth-rock record straight out of the early years of the genre seeping through the cracks of a then-popular new-wave genre, these Detroit boys have really made something worthwhile here. From the first minute in, the listener is lassoed into a grim future of this planet earth, home to nothing but the questionable truth of the world and how it transfers from a society's ideology of stability. Much of this record eerily nods to fellow post-punk greats like Parquet Courts and past-greats like Christian Death, but Protomartyr is still able to make it sonically their own. Overall, dig you some Protomartyr, fellow sad human.




Street Date: 9/29/17

After a year of extensive touring in support of 2015’s The Agent Intellect, Protomartyr returned to their practice space in a former optician’s office in Southwest Detroit. Inspired by The Raincoats’ Odyshape, Mica Levi’s orchestral compositions, and a recent collaboration with post-punk legends The Pop Group for Rough Trade’s 40th anniversary, the band began writing new music that artfully expanded on everything they’d recorded up until that point. The result is Relatives in Descent, Protomartyr’s fourth full-length and Domino debut. Though not a concept album, it presents twelve variations on a theme: the unknowable nature of truth, and the existential dread that often accompanies that unknowing. This, at a moment when disinformation and garbled newspeak have become a daily reality.


A1 A Private Understanding
A2 Here Is the Thing
A3 My Children
A4 Caitriona
A5 The Chuckler
A6 Windsor Hum
B1 Don't Go to Anacita
B2 Up the Tower
B3 Night-Blooming Cereus
B4 Male Plague
B5 Corpses in Regalia
B6 Half Sister


Includes Poster, Zine and Download Code.