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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


8 Great Small-Font Alternatives At Primavera Sound 2016

This year, as we've come to expect, Barcelona's annual Primavera Sound boasts arguably the finest music festival lineup in the world. For its fifteenth installment,…
Chris DeVille | May 31, 2016 - 1:18 pm

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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

Protomartyr – “Dope Cloud” Video

Protomartyr have shared a video for "Dope Cloud" off their excellent recent album The Agent Intellect. It was directed by the legendary Lance Bangs, who…
James Rettig | February 17, 2016 - 12:31 pm

2015 In Review

The Best Stereogum Interview Quotes Of 2015

We interviewed a lot of people in 2015. I know this because, in order to compile this list, I read upwards of 60 Q&A's with…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 31, 2015 - 2:35 pm

Stream Protomartyr The Agent Intellect

Protomartyr carry the torch of post-punk's forefathers -- the Fall, Joy Division, Bauhaus, Nick Cave -- but do so with a brutal, emotional honesty and…
Charles Innis | October 1, 2015 - 12:22 pm