Protomartyr announce new album 'Relatives in Descent'
Protomartyr have announced the release of new album, Relatives in Descent - their first album since signing to Domino Records.
They have also released a new track A Private Understanding, an emotive spectacle that possesses a rhythm section of extraordinary energy alongside Joe Casey's plain-spoken yet powerful vocals. The video for the track was inspired by Casey's visit to Ireland where he saw an older man who had a resemblance to himself, singing a traditional song to onlookers.
The album isn't set to be a concept album but it does follow a theme: the unknowable nature of truth, and the existential dread that often accompanies that unknowing.
"I used to think that truth was something that existed, that there were certain shared truths, like beauty,” says Protomartyr singer Joe Casey. “Now that’s being eroded. People have never been more skeptical, and there’s no shared reality. Maybe there never was.”
From this approach it is likely that this album will be a thematic journey of mixed emotions and the bands most developed sound yet.
Relatives In Descent tracklisting:
1. A Private Understanding
2. Here Is The Thing
3. My Children
5. The Chuckler
7. Don't Go To Anacita
8. Up The Tower
9. Night-Blooming Cereus
10. Male Plague
11. Corpses In Regalia
12. Half Sister
Upcoming UK tour dates
Sun. Nov. 12 - Brighton, UK @ The Haunt w/ Sauna Youth Tickets
Tue. Nov. 14 - London, UK @ Dome Tufnell Park w/ Sauna Youth Tickets
Wed. Nov. 15 - Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute w/ Sauna Youth Tickets
Thu. Nov. 16 - Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny w/ Sauna Youth Tickets
Fri. Nov. 17 - Glasgow, UK @ CCA w/ Sauna Youth Tickets
Sat. Nov. 18 - Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s w/ Sauna Youth Tickets
Sun. Nov. 19 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club w/ Sauna Youth Tickets