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Protomartyr Under Color of Official Right

Protomartyr lp1

Release Date April 8, 2014

Catalog No 73081

Formats LP, CD, and Digital

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.