The Rockometer: The Agent Intellect by Protomartyr
Living in a once-bustling, major Midwest metro like Detroit, requires a certain amount of resilience. Yet few, even the most avid civic boosters of Detroit or Cleveland or Buffalo, for that matter make resilience sound as virtuous as Detroit's Protomarty do on The Agent Intellect.
New Jam City: New Jams by Protomartyr and Blank Realm
I am Morrissey. For the better part of 2015 I've been all "Burn down the disco/Hang the blessed DJ/Because the music they're constantly playing/It says nothing to me about my life." Then, there are weeks like this, when new jams by Protomartyr and Blank Realm, bands that do speak to me and my life, hit on consecutive days.
Play Me: “Why Does It Shake” by Protomartyr
Got a few extra minutes? Check this new jam by Detroit post-punk survivors/saviors, Protomartyr. It's as intelligent and as fierce as anything the quartet has released to date, punctuated with a dancefloor-ready beat and guitars like shrapnel.
The Rockometer: Under the Color of Official Right by Protomartyr
Under the Color of Official Right
My introduction to the four-piece, Detroit post-p...
Play Me: “Come & See” by Protomartyr
Without the City of Detroit, there would be no Protomartyr. The two are tied together, though fortune, or misfortune, even if the larger ...
Play Me: “Scum, Rise!” by Protomartyr
When Detroit's Protomartyr shared a bill with Cleveland's Cloud Nothings there was a noticeable look of puzzlement on the faces of the Beachl...
About That Cloud Nothings Show at the Beachland Last Night
* The big news coming in to last night's Cloud Nothings, Protomartyr, and Two-Hand Fools show at the Beachland Ballroom was impending move to Paris ...