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Protomartyr

Protomartyr

Mar 15th 2018 @ Globe Hall

Denver, CO
I Was There
Thursday, March 15th, 2018
8:00 PM
Globe Hall
4483 Logan Street, Denver, CO 80216
68 RSVPs
By

Katie Moulton

Plenty of artists are making albums about the ever-present crushing dread of contemporary America, but no one does everyday anxiety quite as well as Protomartyr. Over four albums, the Detroit post-punk outfit has depicted turmoil both minuscule and enormous, whether drawn from the news or a tortured inner monologue. On Relatives in Descent, frontman Joe Casey continues to articulate the worrisome world around us: “In this age of blasting trumpets/A paradise for fools,” he speak-sings on “A Private Understanding.” The album’s sonic contradictions work together: Casey’s drone is deadpan yet intimate, the guitars jagged yet melodic, the compositions minimalist yet propulsive.