2012’s No Passion All Technique set up Protomartyr as purveyors of midwest existentialism and raging post-punk. Newly reissued and expanded, revisiting the album reveals how much about Protomartyr was in place from the very start. “I thought, ‘Here’s my chance to get this all out,” says frontman Joe Casey.
A funny thing happens toward the end of “Cowards Starve,” the second song on Detroit post-punk quartet Protomartyr’s third album, The Agent Intellect . Singer Joe Casey delivers a weird, cutting line, as a synth buzzes in […]
A protomartyr: the first person to be martyred in a particular country. A person, therefore, who is set apart–who sets themself apart–from their environment by guarding their integrity. A person who is singular in a […]