Relatives In Descent out Friday
Played “Boatomartyr” record release show last week in Detroit.
“Masters at articulating a detached sense of anger and disgust” Uncut 8/10
“A masterpiece” DIY 4*
“A punk album of dark grooves and hidden beauty.” Loud & Quiet 10/10 Album of the Week
“A vital missive” CRACK 8/10
“Protomartyr at their most unsettling and their most accessible” Stereogum
This Friday, Protomartyr release their fourth album, Relatives In Descent, their debut for new label home Domino. Prior to its release, the band share the third single off Relatives, and perhaps one of their most straight-forward and anthemic songs to date. ‘Don’t Go To Anacita’ takes place in a fictional town of singer Joe Casey’s invention, a sort of everytown created to catch Casey’s ire.
Late last week in the US, CDs of Relatives In Descent were surreptitiously slipped into the jukeboxes of several dive bars in Detroit and New York. People in those cities hoping to get a “pre-release stream” of the album are encouraged to head to The Levee and Old Stanley’s in Brooklyn, Bumbo’s in Hamtramck, or Bronx Bar in Detroit, and load their laundry quarters into those music-streaming machines.
Additionally, last Friday marked the band’s sold out Detroit record release show, which developed into something of a mini-festival. Onboard the Detroit Princess riverboat, the band were joined by friends METZ, Preoccupations, ADULT., Tyvek, and Matthew Dear, as well as local DJs, food purveyors, charities, a screening of the films like Captain Ron and Waterworld, and cutouts where fans could take photos as “bike guy” for example.
Full list of upcoming US, UK & EU tour dates can be found HERE
Featured Photo by Doug Coombe