Wordy Detroit post-punkers and Band To Watch alums Protomartyr haven’t put out a bad record yet, and it doesn’t look like the upcoming Relatives In Descent is going to buck that trend. Lead single “A Private Understanding” was excellent, and so is second single “For My Children,” in which anxiously ringing guitars and a creeping bassline slowly work themselves into a furious lather as Joe Casey’s cryptic mutterings increase in pained urgency. It finally culminates with an honest-to-god groove, and you can hear it below.
Relatives In Descent is out 9/29 via Domino. Pre-order it here.