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Listen: Protomartyr - “My Children”

Relatives in Descent Due Out September 29 via Domino

Aug 15, 2017 Protomartyr
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Detroit-formed post punkers Protomartyr are releasing a new album, Relatives in Descent, on September 29 via Domino. Previously they shared a video for its first single (also its opening track), “A Private Understanding.” Now they have shared another song from the album, “My Children.” A press release says it’s “a song about legacy, about what we pass on to those that come after us.” Listen below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates (including a newly announced show in Brooklyn on September 13).

Relatives in Descent is the band’s fourth album and is their first for Domino (their last two albums, 2014’s Under the Color of Official Right and 2015’s The Agent Intellect, were released by Hardly Art).

A previous press release said that “anxiety about the precarious nature of reality is a recurring thread on” the album. “Though not a concept album,” the press release continues, “it presents twelve variations on a theme: the unknowable nature of truth, and the existential dread that often accompanies that unknowing. It’s no coincidence this missive comes to us at a moment when disinformation and garbled newspeak have become a daily reality.”

Protomartyr singer Joe Casey elaborated in the previous press release: “I used to think that truth was something that existed, that there were certain shared truths, like beauty. Now that’s being eroded. People have never been more skeptical, and there’s no shared reality. Maybe there never was.”


Protomartyr Tour Dates:

Wed. Sep. 6 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo w/ Melkbelly
Thu-Sep. 7 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery w/ Melkbelly
Fri. Sep 8 - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival
Sat. Sep. 9 - Asheville, NC @ Mothlight w/ Melkbelly
Sun. Sep. 10 - Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club w/ Melkbelly
Wed. Sep. 13 - Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
Thu. Sep. 14 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs w/ John Maus
Fri. Sep. 15 - Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall w/ the Gotobeds
Sat. Sep. 16 - Hudson, NY @ Basilica Soundscape
Sun. Sep. 17 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s w/ John Maus
Fri. Sep. 22 - Detroit, MI @ Detroit Princess Riverboat w/ METZ, Preoccupations, ADULT., Tyvek
Sat. Sep. 30 - Long Beach, CA @ Music Tastes Good
Sun. Oct. 8 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall w/ Failed Flowers
Mon. Oct. 9 - Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club w/ Failed Flowers
Thu. Oct. 12 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey w/ Hurry Up
Fri. Oct. 13 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir w/ Hurry Up
Sat. Oct. 14 - Eugene, OR @ Hi Fi Music Hall w/ Hurry Up
Sun. Oct. 15 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall w/ Lars Finberg
Tue. Oct. 17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge w/ Lars Finberg
Thu. Oct. 19 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger w/ Flasher
Fri. Oct. 20 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda, TX w/ Flasher
Sat. Oct. 21 - Dallas, TX @ Dada w/ Flasher
Sun. Oct. 22 - Houston, TX @ Secret Group w/ Flasher
Tue. Oct. 24 - Atlanta, GA @ the Earl w/ Flasher
Wed. Oct. 25 - Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre w/ Flasher
Thu. Oct. 26 - Washington, DC @ Rock n Roll Hotel w/ Flasher
Fri. Oct. 27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle w/ Flasher
Sat. Oct. 28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Flasher
Thu. Nov. 2 - Prague, CZ @ Futurum w/ METZ
Fri. Nov. 3 - Wroclaw, PL @ Klub Firlej w/ METZ
Sat. Nov. 4 - Warsaw, PL @ Klub Hydrozagadka w/ METZ
Mon. Nov. 6 - Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu w/ METZ
Tue. Nov. 7 - Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen w/ METZ
Wed. Nov. 8 - Hamburg, DE @ Knust w/ METZ
Thu. Nov. 9 - Groningen, NL @ Vera
Fri. Nov. 10 - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who?
Sat. Nov. 11 - Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown
Sun. Nov. 12 - Brighton, UK @ The Haunt w/ Sauna Youth
Tue. Nov. 14 - London, UK @ Dome Tufnell Park w/ Sauna Youth
Wed. Nov. 15 - Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute w/ Sauna Youth
Thu. Nov. 16 - Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny w/ Sauna Youth
Fri. Nov. 17 - Glasgow, UK @ CCA w/ Sauna Youth
Sat. Nov. 18 - Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s w/ Sauna Youth
Sun. Nov. 19 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club w/ Sauna Youth
Tue. Nov. 21 - Brussels, BE @ Rotonde w/ Heimat
Wed. Nov. 22 - Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix w/ Heimat
Thu. Nov. 23 - Nantes, FR @ Pole Etudiant w/ Heimat
Fri. Nov. 24 - Angouleme, FR @ La Nef
Sat. Nov. 25 - Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie w/ Heimat

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