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10 Best Songs of the Week: Beach House, Florence + the Machine, Natalie Prass, and More

Plus Tracyanne & Danny, Mass Gothic, Future Islands, Dirty Projectors, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 04, 2018

Last week's Songs of the Week encompassed two week's worth of songs. This week we're back to normal. This week's list features lots of Songs of the Week alumni, with three of the top four being former #1s. More

May 03, 2018

Detroit-formed post punkers Protomartyr released a new album, Relatives in Descent, last September via Domino. Now they have announced a new EP, Consolation E.P., and shared a Yoonha Park-directed video for a new song, "Wheel of Fortune," which features Kelley Deal of The Breeders and R. Ring (as does one other song on the release).  More

FYF Fest 2018 Lineup: My Bloody Valentine, St. Vincent, Florence and the Machine, and More

Janet Jackson, The xx, Car Seat Headrest, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lucy Dacus, Mount Kimbie, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Breeders, U.S. Girls, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Others Set for 15th Anniversary

Mar 30, 2018

FYF Fest has announced its 2018 lineup. The event is due to take place July 21 and 22 at Los Angeles' Exposition Park. The headliners are Florence and the Machine and Janet Jackson.  More

Under the Radar Announces Fall 2017 Issue with Julien Baker on the Cover

Issue 62 Also Includes Interviews with Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, The Horrors, Wolf Alice, Jessie Ware, King Krule, and Much More

Oct 20, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Fall 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine app Zinio). The issue features Julien Baker on the cover. More

Sep 26, 2017

Detroit-formed post punkers Protomartyr are releasing a new albumRelatives in Descent, this Friday (September 29) via Domino. Previously they shared a video for its first single (also its opening track), "A Private Understanding," and the audio for "My Children." Now they have shared another song from the album, "Don't Go to Anacita," via a black & white visual of the album being played in a CD jukebox.  More

Listen: Protomartyr - “My Children”

Relatives in Descent Due Out September 29 via Domino

Aug 15, 2017

Detroit-formed post punkers Protomartyr are releasing a new albumRelatives in Descent, on September 29 via Domino. Previously they shared a video for its first single (also its opening track), "A Private Understanding." More

Seven Best Songs of the Week: TORRES, Protomartyr, Nine Inch Nails, Ben Gibbard, and More

Plus A. Savage, Tricky, Zola Jesus, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 14, 2017

The first four singles from Arcade Fire's forthcoming new album, Everything Now, seem to have gotten a mixed response from fans, but we make no apologies for naming the album's excellent and catchy first single, title track "Everything Now," our #1 Song of the Week back on June 2. More

Jul 10, 2017

Detroit-formed post punkers Protomartyr have announced a new album, Relatives in Descent, and have shared a video for its first single (also its opening track), "A Private Understanding." Relatives in Descent is the band's fourth album and is due out September 29 via Domino, their first for the label (their last two albums, 2014's Under the Color of Official Right and 2015's The Agent Intellect, were released by Hardly Art).  More

David Bazan Covers Protomartyr’s “The Devil in His Youth” for Anti-Trump “Our First 100 Days”

"Our First 100 Days" Will Include a New Song Every Day for the First 100 Days of Donald Trump's Presidency

Apr 26, 2017

"Our First 100 Days" is an anti-President Donald Trump project. The good folks behind the "30 Days, 30 Songs" anti-Trump campaign during the election have teamed up with Secretly Group for "Our First 100 Days."  More

Protomartyr Share New Song, “Sweeney Ashtray,” for “Our First 100 Days” Anti-Trump Project

"Our First 100 Days" Will Include a New Song Every Day for the First 100 Days of Donald Trump's Presidency

Apr 04, 2017

"Our First 100 Days" is an anti-President Donald Trump project. The good folks behind the "30 Days, 30 Songs" anti-Trump campaign during the election have teamed up with Secretly Group for "Our First 100 Days."  More

Feb 17, 2016

Detroit-formed post punkers Protomartyr released their acclaimed third album, The Agent Intellect, last year via Hardly Art. Now the band have shared a video for "Dope Cloud."  More

Jul 22, 2015

Last weekend, Chicago hosted the annual Pitchfork Festival. Check out Annie Lesser’s shots from day two, featuring Jimmy WhispersProtomartyrBullyFuture BrownMr. Twin SisterAriel PinkShamirASAP FergThe New PornographersFuture Islands, and Sleater-Kinney More


Interviews

Protomartyr on “Relatives in Descent”

Truth is Hiding in the Wire

Nov 21, 2017

He wasn't exactly depressed before he formed Protomartyr, frontman Joe Casey says, but he didn't have a lot to look forward to, either. Eight years later, he's 40, and his band is ready to release its fourth LP, Relatives in Descent, its first on Domino.  More


Reviews

Relatives in Descent

Relatives in Descent

Domino

Sep 27, 2017

Protomartyr frontman Joe Casey does have a sense of humor, even if on record it may not be "haha" funny. As he speak-sings on his band's new LP, Relatives in Descent, he wishes there was a better ending to the joke: the poisoned rivers and "vile trumpets" of incongruous noise, evaporating notions of truth, toxic masculinity in police uniforms. More