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Relatives In Descent

by Protomartyr

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Pappelpines My words betray me.
Haven't been as impacted by an album since I was a teenager.
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silliehonka Crystallized truth injected into your bone marrow. Perfection Favorite track: Male Plague.
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tit Hi folks, I Protomartyr. I'm not english speaker. I'm a rock fan ; it gives me the vibes to go through this f.. mess. Considering how schizophreniac we must be in the real business life, Protomartyr gives the musical speech to the occidentalism. They are designing the violence in our ears with beauty and that's what is poetry to me.
After having read lyrics which I had not understood before a week of listening, they OBVIOUSLY fit the music. Absolutely phenomenal, beautiful and punky. Kiss Favorite track: Windsor Hum.
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My Children 03:42
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Caitriona 01:44
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The Chuckler 03:43
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Windsor Hum 04:40
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Up The Tower 03:38
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Male Plague 03:22
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Half Sister 05:04

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After a year of extensive touring in support of 2015’s The Agent Intellect, Protomartyr returned to their practice space in a former optician's office in Southwest Detroit. Inspired by The Raincoats' Odyshape, Mica Levi's orchestral compositions, and a recent collaboration with post-punk legends The Pop Group, for Rough Trade's 40th anniversary, the band began writing new music that artfully expanded on everything they’d recorded up until that point. The result is Relatives In Descent, Protomartyr's fourth full-length and Domino debut. Though not a concept album, it presents twelve variations on a theme: the unknowable nature of truth, and the existential dread that often accompanies that unknowing. This, at a moment when disinformation and garbled newspeak have become a daily reality.

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released September 29, 2017

Produced by Protomartyr and Sonny DiPerri
Recorded at 64 Sound in Los Angeles
Mixed by Sonny Di Perri
Mastered by Sarah Register at Mastering Palace, NY

Joe Casey - Vocals
Greg Ahee - Guitars
Scott Davidson - Bass
Alex Leonard - Drums

Olivier Demeaux plays synth on A Private Understanding, My Children, Caitriona, Up The Tower and Night-Blooming Cereus.

Tyler Karmen plays violin on A Private Understanding, Here Is The Thing, The Chuckler and Corpses in Regalia.

Artwork by Joe Casey

℗ + © 2017 Domino Recording Co.

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