Protomartyr Announce Tour, Shares New Song

Protomartyr Announce Tour, Shares their New Song "Come & See". Their new album "Off Under Color Of Official Right" comes out April 8th on Hardly Art.

Protomartyr hails from Detroit, a city that’s unique in the American experience. On one hand, it’s a parable of US post-industrial frailty. It’s also an oddity that infatuates outsiders, an opportunity to start over on multiple levels, from cheap property, to the promise of artistic freedoms. Terms like “urban renewal” start getting floated around, and outsiders begin to plan for the future. However, to locals like Protomartyr, these experiences are uninvited. The new song off their upcoming full-length Under Colour of Official Right (out 4/8 on Hardly Art) is “Come & See.” The song proffers its own sardonic allegory, presented as an apocalyptic vision of journalists, oligarchs, neo-entrepreneurs, artists, talking heads, politicians, bankers, tech firms, and other outsiders trying to “better” a city. It’s the palpable feeling of not being invited to the future.

Protomartyr will be touring in support of their new record, as well as playing an absurd number of shows at SXSW.

Sat. Mar. 1 – Oberlin, OH @ Dionysius Dance Club (Oberlin College)
Wed. Mar. 12 – Austin, TX @ North Door (Sub Pop day party) [SXSW]
Wd. Mar. 12 – Austin, TX @ French Legation (Pitchfork Day Party) [SXSW]
Thu. Mar. 13 – Austin, TX @ Beerland (Can’t Stop The Bleeding day party) [SXSW]
Fri. Mar. 14 – Austin, TX @ Waterloo Records (Waterloo Records day party) [SXSW]
Fri. Mar. 14 – Austin, TX @ The Liberty (Hardly Art/Suicide Squeeze showcase) [SXSW]
Sat. Mar. 15 – Austin, TX @ Beerland (WFMU day party) [SXSW]
Sat. Mar. 15 – Austin, TX @ The Hideout Theatre (Monofonus showcase) [SXSW]
Tue. Apr. 8 – Detroit, MI @ The Lager House (RECORD RELEASE SHOW) w/ Spray Paint
Wed. Apr. 9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler’s Coyote Cafe w/ Spray Paint
Fri. Apr. 11 – Cambridge, MA @ Democracy Center w/ Spray Paint
Sat. Apr. 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio w/ Spray Paint
Sun. Apr. 13 – New York, NY @ Cake Shop w/ Spray Paint
Tue. Apr. 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Spray Paint
Wed. Apr. 16 – Baltimore, MD @ The Gold Bar w/ Spray Paint
Thu. Apr. 17 – Raleigh, NC @ Slim’s Downtown w/ Spray Paint, Whatever Brains
Fri. Apr. 18 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/ Spray Paint, Whatever Brains
Sat. Apr. 19 – Tallahassee, FL @ Liberty Bar w/ Whatever Brains
Mon. Apr. 21 – New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar w/ Whatever Brains
Tue. Apr. 22 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree w/ Whatever Brains
Wed. Apr. 23 – Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox w/ Whatever Brains
Thu. Apr. 24 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub w/ Whatever Brains
Fri. Apr. 25 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class w/ Whatever Brains
Sat. Apr. 26 – Columbus, OH @ Cafe Bourbon Street
Tue. Apr. 29 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room w/ Cloud Nothings
Wed. Apr. 30 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s w/ Cloud Nothings
Thu. May 1 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club w/ Cloud Nothings
Fri. May 2 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon w/ Cloud Nothings
Sat. May 3 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall w/ Cloud Nothings

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