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Oct 20th 2017 @ Barracuda

Austin, TX
I Was There
About Protomartyr
Punk, Post Punk
Detroit, MI

Detroit, MI
Friday, October 20th, 2017
5:00 AM
611 East 7th Street, Austin, TX 78701
16 RSVPs
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. Guitarist Greg Ahee—inspired by The Raincoats' Odyshape, Mica Levi's orchestral compositions, and Protomartyr's recent collaboration with post-punk legends The Pop Group, for Rough Trade's 40th anniversary—began writing new music that artfully expanded on everything they’d recorded up until that point. The result is Relatives In Descent , their 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.

“I used to think that truth was something that existed, that there were certain shared truths, like beauty,” says singer Joe Casey. “Now that’s being eroded. People have never been more skeptical, and there’s no shared reality. Maybe there never was.”
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About Protomartyr
Punk, Post Punk
Detroit, MI

Detroit, MI
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Fan Live Reviews
Schorndorf, Germany@
Manufaktur\n Schorndorf\n Anfahrt
September 7th 2018
Liverpool, United Kingdom@
O2 Academy 2 Liverpool
September 1st 2018
Absolutely brilliant live
April 24th 2018
good band, but poor sondtechnic..
April 24th 2018
Excellent show, first time to see Protomartyr live. with as extra bonus a guitar solo by Greg Ahee because of his birthday.
Los Angeles, CA@
Teragram Ballroom
March 12th 2018
Shame and Glaare were phenomenal. Many thanks to you both.
Dallas, TX@
Club DaDa
October 8th 2017
a band on top of their game right now. so much energy and each album better than the last.
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