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2018 In Review

The Year Of The EP… Or Is It An Album? Or Is It A “Project”?

For once, Vince Staples wasn't sure what to say. Five days after dropping another incredible collection of songs, the Long Beach rapper and reigning Twitter…
Chris DeVille | December 5, 2018 - 10:01 am

Sounding Board

Utrecht’s Le Guess Who? Isn’t Like Any Festival You’ll See In The USA

These days, whenever all the big-name American festivals start to announce their lineups for the year, there's inevitably a certain, noticeable same-ness. It's a consequence…
Ryan Leas | November 14, 2017 - 4:34 pm


A New Dark Age: Protomartyr On Relatives In Descent

Someone hands Joe Casey another drink. He leans back, a smile breaking his reddened face as he observes it, his fingers now cradling an empty…
Ryan Leas | September 26, 2017 - 3:18 pm

More Protomartyr stories

Preoccupations – “Pontiac 87″ (Protomartyr Cover)

The split 7" where bands cover each other's songs is a proud indie rock tradition, and we now have a new entry into the canon.
Tom Breihan | November 16, 2018 - 10:05 am

Protomartyr – “Forbidden” (Preoccupations Cover)

Post-punk stans thought they’d heard good news when Protomartyr and Preoccupations rocked a cruise ship together at last year’s "Boatomartyr" release show for Relatives In
Jael Goldfine | October 24, 2018 - 10:18 am

Protomartyr & Spray Paint – “Corinthian Leather”

Protomartyr and Spray Paint toured together back in 2014, which is when they came up with the plan to collaborate by sending each other instrumentals…
James Rettig | July 26, 2018 - 9:56 am

Protomartyr – “You Always Win” (Feat. Kelley Deal)

When Protomartyr announced their "Consolation E.P." we learned the project featured two collaborations with the Breeders' Kelley Deal, and we heard one of them, "Wheel
Chris DeVille | June 14, 2018 - 9:40 am

Protomartyr – “Wheel Of Fortune” (Feat. Kelley Deal) Video

Detroit post-punk four-piece Protomartyr have just announced their new release Consolation E.P. As the follow-up to their 2017 full-length album Relatives In Descent, this four-song…
Gil Green | May 3, 2018 - 9:15 am

Protomartyr – “Don’t Go To Anacita” Video

Protomartyr put out their very good new album Relatives In Descent last month, and now the Detroit post-punkers are back with a video for advance…
Peter Helman | October 27, 2017 - 12:01 pm

Stream Protomartyr Relatives In Descent

Protomartyr have a new album out today called Relatives In Descent. It's the Detroit-based band's fourth full-length release in five years and their first for…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 29, 2017 - 10:02 am

Protomartyr – “My Children”

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
Peter Helman | August 15, 2017 - 10:04 am

Protomartyr – “A Private Understanding” Video

No one captures existential dread quite like Protomartyr, and we currently find ourselves in an era rife with existential dread to be captured. Thankfully, the…
Peter Helman | July 10, 2017 - 10:02 am

David Bazan – “The Devil In His Youth” (Protomartyr Cover)

As of this coming Saturday, Donald Trump will have been in office for 100 days. Among other things, that means the impending end of Secretly…
Tom Breihan | April 26, 2017 - 12:18 pm

Protomartyr – “Sweeney Ashtray”

We last heard from wordy, moody, intense Detroit postpunkers Protomartyr when they dropped their song "Born To Be Wine" as part of last year's Adult…
Tom Breihan | April 3, 2017 - 12:08 pm


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…
Zac Gelfand | August 3, 2016 - 10:05 am
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