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Protomartyr - Relatives in Descent - New Vinyl Lp 2017 Domino Records Pressing with 24-Page Lyric Zine and Download - Post-Punk / Noise-Rock

Protomartyr - Relatives in Descent - New Vinyl Lp 2017 Domino Records Pressing with 24-Page Lyric Zine and Download - Post-Punk / Noise-Rock

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SHUGA SAYS:

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.

Tracklist

A1 A Private Understanding 5:18
A2 Here Is The Thing 2:51
A3 My Children 3:42
A4 Caitriona 1:44
A5 The Chuckler 3:43
A6 Windsor Hum 4:41
B1 Don't Go To Anacita 3:12
B2 Up The Tower 3:38
B3 Night-Blooming Cereus 3:26
B4 Male Plague 3:23
B5 Corpses In Regalia 2:44
B6 Half Sister 5:05

Companies, etc.

  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-100396
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-100397

Notes

Includes 24-page lyric zine