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Relatives In Descent

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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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