Protomartyr Announce New Album Ultimate Success Today, Tour Dates

Watch the video for the LP's lead single, "Processed by the Boys"

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Protomartyr, photo by Trevor Naud

    Protomartyr have announced a new album called Ultimate Success Today. Due out May 29th via Domino, the 10-track LP is being previewed today with the lead single “Processed by the Boys”. In addition, the band has unveiled a full tour schedule in support.

    The follow-up to 2017’s Relatives in Descent, Ultimate Success Today was co-produced by Protomartyr themselves alongside David Tolomei (Dirty Projectors, Beach House). Sessions took place at Dreamland Recording Studios, located in a 19th century church in upstate New York, and featured a number of guest contributors. Legendary jazz alto saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc, vocalist Nandi Rose (better known as Half Waif), Izaak Mills (bass clarinet, sax, flute), and cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm all joined the band in the studio.

    As a first listen, Protomartyr have shared lead single, “Processed by the Boys”. A post-punk stomper, the track vibrates with meditations from the guest performers’ reed instruments. It comes accompanied by a David Allen and Nathan Faustyn-directed music video playing on a bizarre clip from Brazil that appears to find a man with a bucket of bananas going ham on a puppet during a public access TV show performance. Watch it below.


    In support of Ultimate Success Today, Protomartyr have plotted a summer tour. Following a European run in late April and early May, the North American leg kicks off June 1st in Toronto. Further stops include Boston, Brooklyn, Raleigh, Atlanta, New Orleans, Dallas, Phoenix, Oakland, Minneapolis, and Seattle. There’s also a two-night stint at Los Angeles’ Lodge Room, with everything wrapping up June 28th at Chicago’s Thalia Hall. Tickets can be found here.

    Pre-orders for Ultimate Success Today are now live. Find the album art and tracklist below, along with Protomartyr’s full tour schedule.

    Protomartyr 2020 Tour Dates:
    03/12 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
    03/13 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe
    03/14 – Columbus, OH @ Melted Festival – The Bluestone
    03/17 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
    03/18 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
    03/19 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
    04/27 – London, UK @ Peckham Audio
    04/28 – London, UK @ The Lexington
    04/29 – Paris, FR @ La Boule Noire
    04/30 -Utrecht, NL @ Ekko
    05/02 -Berlin, DE @ Ubran Spree
    05/03 – Berlin, DE @ Urban Spree
    05/04 – Groningen, NL @ Vera
    05/05 – Brussels, BE @ Nuits Botanique
    06/01 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s
    06/02 – Montreal, QC @ Le Ritz
    06/03 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair
    06/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
    06/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
    06/07 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
    06/09 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings
    06/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Earl
    06/11 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
    06/12 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
    06/15 – Tucson, AZ @ Hotel Congress
    06/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
    06/17 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
    06/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
    06/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
    06/20 – Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
    06/22 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    06/23 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
    06/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
    06/27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
    06/28 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall


    Ultimate Success Today Artwork:

    protomartyr ultimate success today album cover artwork

    Ultimate Success Today Tracklist:
    01. Day Without End
    02. Processed By The Boys
    03. I Am You Now
    04. The Aphorist
    05. June 21
    06. Michigan Hammers
    07. Tranquilizer
    08. Modern Business Hymns
    09. Bridge & Crown
    10. Worm In Heaven