• 1.1. maidenhead
  • 1.2. ain't so simple
  • 1.3. want remover
  • 1.4. trust me billy
  • 1.5. pagans
  • 1.6. what the wall said
  • 1.7. tarpeian rock
  • 1.8. bad advice
  • 1.9. son of dis
  • 1.10. scum, rise!
  • 1.11. i stare at floors
  • 1.12. come & see
  • 1.13. violent
  • 1.14. i'll take that applause


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In a city full of brilliant people with dead-end jobs and dampened by bitter-cold winters, playing music offers a cheap outlet. 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. Short songs made for short practices, and the band learned quickly not to waste time. Despite the cold, Protomartyr emerged with a sound that is idiosyncratic but relatable, hooky but off-kilter. Protomartyr's economical rock elicits comparisons to possible antecedents like Pere Ubu or The Fall as well as local contemporaries like Frustrations or Tyvek (whose frontman Kevin Boyer played bass in an early iteration of Protomartyr). Singer Joe Casey's dry declarative ... read more