Protomartyr Under Color of Official Right

Protomartyr Under Color of Official Right

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.