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Protomartyr announce new album, Relatives in Descent, share video for “A Private Understanding”: Watch

The follow-up to 2015's impressive The Agent Intellect slated for the fall

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    Photo by Daniel Topete

    Protomartyr had one of the best albums of 2015 with The Agent Intellect. Now, the Detroit-bred outfit is prepping its follow-up, Relatives in Descent, for new label home Domino.

    Due out September 29th, the 12-track effort serves as Protomartyr’s fourth overall. It was recorded over the course of two weeks in March 2017 in Los Angeles alongside producer Sonny DiPerri (Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors). According to a press release, the LP grapples with reality and truth, two themes that are so incredibly pertinent given the nature of America’s current political landscape.

    “I used to think that truth was something that existed, that there were certain shared truths, like beauty,” singer Joe Casey explained. “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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    The post-punk group is teasing Relatives in Descent with the dark, but driving lead single “A Private Understanding”. Check it out below via its official music video, directed by Tony Wolski & Trevor Naud. It was inspired by a trip Casey took to Ireland and stars a 78-year-old comic and friend named Marty Smith.

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    Relatives in Descent Tracklist:
    01. A Private Understanding
    02. Here Is The Thing
    03. My Children
    04. Caitriona
    05. The Chuckler
    06. Windsor Hum
    07. Don’t Go To Anacita
    08. Up The Tower
    09. Night-Blooming Cereus
    10. Male Plague
    11. Corpses In Regalia
    12. Half Sister

    The band will hit the road this fall in support of the new album, including dates with METZ, John Maus, and Flasher.

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    Protomartyr 2017 Tour Dates:
    09/06 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo @
    09/07 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery @
    09/07-10 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
    09/09 – Asheville, NC @ Mothlight @
    09/10 – Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club @
    09/14 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs %
    09/15 – Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall
    09/16 – Hudson, NY @ Basilica Soundscape
    09/17 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s %
    09/30 – Long Beach, CA @ Music Tastes Good Festival
    10/08 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    10/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
    10/12 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
    10/13 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
    10/14 – Eugene, OR @ Hi Fi Music Hall
    10/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    10/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
    10/19 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger $
    10/20 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda $
    10/21 – Dallas, TX @ Dada $
    10/22 – Houston, TX @ Secret Group $
    10/24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl $
    10/25 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre $
    10/26 – Washington, DC @ Rock n Roll Hotel $
    10/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle $
    10/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg $
    11/02 – Prague, CZ @ Futurum #
    11/03 – Wroclaw, PL @ Klub Firlej #
    11/04 – Warsaw, PL @ Klub Hydrozagadka #
    11/06 – Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu #
    11/07 – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen #
    11/08 – Hamburg, DE @ Knust #
    11/09 – Groningen, NL @ Vera
    11/10 – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who? Festival
    11/11 – Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown
    11/12 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt ^
    11/14 – London, UK @ Dome Tufnell Park
    11/15 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute ^
    11/16 – Newcastle, UK @ The Clunny ^
    11/17 – Glasgow, UK @ CCA ^
    11/18 – Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s ^
    11/19 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club ^
    11/21 – Brussels, BE @ Rotonde
    11/22 – Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix
    11/23 – Nantes, FR @ Pole Etudiant
    11/24 – Angouleme, FR @ La Nef
    11/25 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie

    @ = w/ Melkbelly
    % = w/ John Maus
    $ = w/ Flasher
    # = w/ METZ
    ^ = w/ Sauna Youth

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