Protomartyr Debut Their New Album Early, But in Jukeboxes

In the meantime, you can listen to a new song called "Don't Go to Anacita."
September 26, 2017, 2:44pm

Detroit post-punks Protomartyr has given us a pre-release stream of their upcoming album Relatives in Descent, but you won't find it on NPR or Hype Machine. In fact, you won't find it online anywhere at all, as the group has secretly placed CDs of the album in jukeboxes located in four US bars. Per a press release:

People hoping to get a "pre-release stream" of the album are encouraged to head to The Levee and Old Stanley's in Brooklyn, Bumbo's in Hamtramck, or Bronx Bar in Detroit, and load their laundry quarters into those music-streaming machines.

You will have to physically leave the house or state (or country) if you're jonesing for Protomartyr's cutting critiques of modern society. That or you can wait until this Friday, which isn't that far off. To tide yourself, you can listen to a new song by the band called "Don't Go to Anacita," a zippy account of a fictional "everytown" that touches on wealth disparity and tech worship. You can listen to that quite good song above.

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