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Protomartyr Under Color of Official Right

Type:
Album
Release Date:
April 8, 2014
Catalog No:
SBL-73081
Label:
Hardly Art
Includes Downloads

Protomartyr’s taut, austere rock was incubated in a freezing Detroit warehouse littered with beer cans and cigarette butts and warmed, feebly, by space heaters. Despite the cold, Protomartyr emerged with a sound that is idiosyncratic but relatable, hooky but off-kilter, and economical in a way that elicits comparisons to possible antecedents like Pere Ubu or The Fall as well as local contemporaries like Frustrations or Tyvek – all of which have combined here to make one stunner of a sophomore album, and the band’s first for Hardly Art.


Protomartyr Under Color of Official Right

Protomartyr’s taut, austere rock was incubated in a freezing Detroit warehouse littered with beer cans and cigarette butts and warmed, feebly, by space heaters. Despite the cold, Protomartyr emerged with a sound that is idiosyncratic but relatable, hooky but off-kilter, and economical in a way that elicits comparisons to possible antecedents like Pere Ubu or The Fall as well as local contemporaries like Frustrations or Tyvek – all of which have combined here to make one stunner of a sophomore album, and the band’s first for Hardly Art.