Premiere

Protomartyr – “Born To Be Wine”

As the Adult Swim Singles Series rages on, we are happy to premiere the 11th installment in this year’s series, “Born To Be Wine,” a creepy track courtesy of Michigan Band To Watch alumni Protomartyr. It’s an eerie slow-burner with Joe Casey speaking more than singing as the guitar lead moves steadily up the neck, making for something like the soundtrack to a nightmare. But that’s what makes it so interesting. Some words from the band:

“Born To Be Wine” was written and recorded in two days in March of this year. It was recorded by Chris Koltay at his Hi Bias Studio in Detroit and features contributions from Zak Bratto and Jake Kmiecik-Percussion, John Olson and Wade Kergan-Sax, and Trevor Naud-Dulcimer. The title comes from mishearing a Frenchman talking about his favorite rock and roll songs, while the lyrical sentiment takes in louche, elder rockers confined to man caves and a list of fearsome things that were ruminated on during a particularly dire phone interview.

Listen below.

Download “Born To Be Wine” for free here. Protomartyr are in the middle of a lengthy tour:

08/03 Bozeman, MT @ Filling Station
08/04 Spokane, WA @ the Bartlett
08/05 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
08/06-07 Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon
08/09 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
08/11 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
08/12 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
08/13 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
08/14 Milwaukee, WI @ Mad Planet
09/23 Detroit, MI @ El Club #
10/22 London, UK @ Barbican *
10/23 Hull, UK @ The New Adelphi Club ^
10/24 York, UK @ The Crescent ^
10/25 Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2 +
10/26 Bristol, UK @ Fiddlers +
10/27 Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms +
11/02 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle $
11/03 Columbia, MO @ Cafe Berlin $
11/06 Austin, TX @ Sound on Sound
11/08 Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon $
11/09 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar $
11/10 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy $
11/11 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s $
11/12 Reno, NV @ Holland Project $
11/15 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
11/16 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon

#w/Oh Boland
* w/the Pop Group
^ w/Eagulls
+ w/Eagulls and TRAAMS
$ w/the Gotobeds