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New-Wave and Post-Punk Valentine’s Day Cards


There is No Joy in our Division…

For your punful Holiday Post-Punk gift needs, artist Matthew Lineham has you covered!

In addition to Christmas ornaments and “Boo Wave” Halloween decorations, Lineham in now on his third year of releasing New-Wave and Post-Punk themed Valentine’s Day cards—the tear-away kind that children of the 80s so fondly grew up with—passing around to their class in elementary school.

The cards feature musicians like Robert Smith, Dave Gahan and Martin Gore from Depeche Mode, Siouxsie Siouxsie, Billy Idol, Bernard Sumner from New Order, and more!

Also included are Valentine’s Day packs dedicated to David Bowie and Twin Peaks (but alas…no Special Agent Philip Jeffries card…yet!)

See images from the Valentine’s Day card packs below:

New-Wave and Post-Punk Valentines:

2018:


New-Wave and Post-Punk Valentines Pack 2017:

New-Wave and Post-Punk Valentines Day Pack 2016:

David Bowie Valentines Packs:

Bowie Valentines Pack 2017:

Bowie Valentines Pack 2018:

Twin Peaks Valentines Pack:

 



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Preoccupations announce new album, New Material, share stormy lead single, “Espionage”: Stream


Featured image by Pooneh Ghana

Preoccupations, the industrial post-punk outfit formerly known as Viet Cong, will release the follow-up to their 2016 self-titled release on March 23rd. Cheekily called New Material, the Jagjaguwar release is described by frontman Matt Flegel as “an ode to depression.”

“To depression and self-sabotage,” he continues, “and looking inward at yourself with extreme hatred.”

Lead single “Espionage” feels more furious than depressed, however, with Flegel’s frothing vocals crashing over waves of stormy, echoing distortion and thrumming bass. Cleaving through it all is a clean synth trail that should serve as a lifeline for the casual listener. See its eerie, shape-obsessed video above.

Preoccupations started from scratch with the album, noting that “virtually nothing” was written or demoed before the band came together to develop it. As such, they describe it as a collaborative process, one that incorporated producer Justin Meldal-Johnson (M83, Wolf Alice) to mix the rough cuts.

The band will hit the road a few weeks after the album’s release for a world tour that will keep them touring throughout the summer. See the full dates, as well as the album’s artwork and tracklist, below.

New Material Artwork:

unnamed 64 Preoccupations announce new album, New Material, share stormy lead single, Espionage: Stream


New Material Tracklist:
01. Espionage
02. Decompose
03. Disarray
04. Manipulation
05. Antidote
06. Solace
07. Doubt
08. Compliance

Preoccupations 2018 Tour Dates:
04/14 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
04/18 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
04/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade *
04/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere (Zone One) ^
04/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts *
04/24 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel *
04/26 – Columbus, OH @ The A&R Music Bar *
04/27 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
04/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
05/01 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret *
05/03 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite *
05/04 – Calgary, AB @ Palomino *
05/05 – Calgary, AB @ Palomino
05/09 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
05/11 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza #
05/12 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater #
05/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop #
05/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo #
05/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar #
05/22 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
05/23 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
05/24 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
06/05 – London, UK @ London Underground
06/07 – Berlin, DE @ Musik & Frieden
06/10 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
06/11 – Paris, France @ Maroquinerie
06/12 – Ramsgate, UK @ RMH
06/13 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
07/03 – Amsterdam, NL @ Sugarfactory
07/04 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow

^ = w/ Odonis Odonis
* = w/ Freak Heat Waves
# = w/ Moaning



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The 10 Most Anticipated Punk Albums of 2018


The new year has only just begun, but 2018 already promises to be a year replete with great punk and hardcore offerings. There are hotly anticipated records from young up-and-comers and equally exciting releases from time-tested veterans. There are reunion records from some of our personal favorites and others that cathartically speak to today’s crazed sociopolitical landscape.

In true punk rock fashion, this year’s crop of releases comes in many different shapes, sizes, and sounds, and the versatility is promising to say the least. Senior writers Collin Brennan and Ryan Bray sorted through this year’s upcoming punk releases and cherry-picked a small handful that fans should keep their ears open for. Okay, we’ve said our piece. We’ll see ya in the pit.

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Ought – Room Inside the World

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Release Date: 2/16 on Merge Records

How does a band follow up on breakthrough critical success? There’s never an easy answer, but Ought has so far done a credible job of keeping their steadily growing momentum going. The band turned some serious heads with their first two records; 2014’s More Than Any Other Day and 2015’s Sun’s Coming Down. The buzz was enough to attract the attention of Merge Records, who will release the Montreal art punks’ third effort in February. For Room Inside the World, the band enlisted the services of producer Nicolas Vernhes, whose past credits include work with other experimental-minded acts like Animal Collective and the Dirty Projectors. So far, the collaboration seems to have coaxed some new sounds out of the foursome. “These Three Things”, the record’s first single, still finds Ought indulging their artier instincts, but it sounds more in line with New Order than the Television and Pavement influences of the band’s past records. –Ryan Bray

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Superchunk – What a Time to Be Alive

what a time to be alive The 10 Most Anticipated Punk Albums of 2018

Release Date: 2/16 via Merge

It doesn’t take a truffle pig to sniff out the irony in the title to Superchunk’s forthcoming 11th studio album, What a Time to Be Alive. But just in case you couldn’t read between the lines, the North Carolina rockers went ahead and shared the bitingly sarcastic title track, a pop punk stomper that features what might as well be the defining sentiment of the Trump era: “The scum, the shame, the fucking lies/ Oh, what a time to be alive.” Superchunk already proved they’re back on their game with 2010’s Majesty Shredding and 2013’s I Hate Music, but it will be interesting to see if they can stay vital while indulging in some righteous political cynicism. –Collin Brennan

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The Men – Drift

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Release Date: 3/2 on Sacred Bones Records

Since forming in 2008, The Men have crafted one of the most exciting and unpredictable bodies of work in the American punk and hardcore underground. The band navigated its way from the pulverizing noise of its earliest records to a sound more informed by country and straight-forward rock and roll, only to shift back to its ferocious roots on 2016’s Devil’s Music. That Drift, the Brooklyn act’s latest effort due out March 2nd, again marks a sonic shift is at this point to be expected, but it’s always hard to anticipate where exactly they might land next. Based on the record’s first single, “Maybe I’m Crazy”, The Men are ready to try their hand at their own warped interpretation of industrial and new wave. The song sounds like a new sonic fit for the band while still indebted to its noisy, experimental roots. –Ryan Bray

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Titus Andronicus – A Productive Cough

a productive cough The 10 Most Anticipated Punk Albums of 2018

Release Date: 3/2 via Merge

It’s almost a farce to call Titus Andronicus a punk band in the wake of 2015’s The Most Lamentable Tragedy, a 93-minute rock opera with quasi-literary ambitions and a tendency to gobble up genres indiscriminately. That album was rumored to be the group’s last, and it certainly sounded as if singer-songwriter Patrick Stickles was leading the charge of his Light Brigade with no thought toward the future. But it turns out that Stickles and co. have at least one more cough in them before the final bang, and if new single “Number One (In New York)” is any indication, it will be a slower, quieter gasp for air this time around. We keep waiting on Stickles to quit trying to top himself, but “Number One” might be the band’s most sprawling track yet — an eight-minute slow build that arrives at chaos without the crutch of thrashing guitars. –Collin Brennan

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Acid Dad – Acid Dad

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Release Date: 3/9 via Greenway Records

Acid Dad’s origin story stretches all the way back to 2014, when the Brooklyn psych-punks pooled their super powers at a drag show and a star was born. They’ve pulled much of the New York punk scene into their orbit since then (and left more than a few venues trashed in their wake), but they’ve only just got around to recording a proper debut album. The full-length format would seem to lend itself to the dynamic melodies that bubble underneath the fury of their live set, and it should give even more room for the occasional bluesy guitar riff and psychedelic freak-out. –Collin Brennan

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Ed Schrader’s Music Beat announce new, Dan Deacon-produced album, Riddles


Photo by Lissy Elle

Baltimore’s Ed Schrader’s Music Beat are back with their follow-up to 2014’s Party Jail. It’s called Riddles and is the post-punk duo’s debut album on Carpark Records.

For their third LP, Ed Schrader and Devlin Rice teamed with electronic artist Dan Deacon, who produced, arranged and co-wrote the entire release. They spent two years in total pushing their sound into the art-rock and alt-rock genres, pouring out emotions from their recent major life changes. Schrader lost his stepfather, while Rice watched his brother die of a terminal illness, and Deacon’s longest relationship came to an end.

“For me, the album parallels feelings of confronting the past, resolving it, facing the music, and blasting out of it,” Schrader shared through a press statement. “It’s the album our hearts wanted us to make.”

Riddles arrives on March 2nd. Physical pre-orders are currently available here. Some bundles include Ed Schrader’s Music Beans, bags of coffee roasted by ESMB’s resident coffee connoisseur Devlin Rice.

To preview the release, ESMB has shared the propulsive lead single “Dunce” and its cinematic music video. Check it out below.

Riddles Artwork:


ed schraders music beat riddles artwork Ed Schraders Music Beat announce new, Dan Deacon produced album, Riddles

Riddles Tracklist:
01. Dunce
02. Seagull
03. Riddles
04. Dizzy Devil
05. Wave To The Water
06. Rust
07. Kid Radium
08. Humbucker Blues
09. Tom
10. Culebra

ESMB will tour North America behind Riddles starting with a hometown Baltimore show on March 1st and continue through mid-April, including several shows at South by Southwest. Check out the complete schedule below.

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat 2018 Tour Dates:
03/01 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
03/03 – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
03/04 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings
03/05 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
03/06 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
03/07 – Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR
03/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Mammal Gallery
03/12 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown
03/13 – Dallas, TX @ Transit Bicycle Company
03/14 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
03/15 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
03/16 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
03/17 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
03/18 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
03/19 – Hot Springs, AK @ VOV Fest
03/20 – Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
03/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
03/24 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest
03/26 – Reno, NV @ Holland Project
03/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon
03/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Make Out Room
03/31 – Portland, OR @ The Know
04/04 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag Records
04/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ Kitty Cat Klub
04/06 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
04/07 – Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters Rock N Roll Palace
04/08 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
04/10 – Toronto, ON @ Baby G
04/11 – Winooski, VT @ Monkey House
04/12 – Providence, RI @ AS220
04/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right



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Post-Punk and Goth Songs to celebrate New Years


Happy New Year!

Finally 2017 is over, and whether you are celebrating at a party, at a club, or quietly at home, here are a few essential tracks to say goodbye to one of the most surreal 365 days in recent history.

We start the list with the obvious choices, such as U2 utilizing Siouxsie and The Banshees producer Steve Lillywhite for the go to holiday track New Years Day, and The Banshees themselves with Fireworks. Also included are a couple of Cure songs, Little Nemo, Ghost Dance, Joy Division and more.

Naturally, of course, the last song is The Last Song by Trisomie 21.

From all of us at Post-Punk.com, we wish you a happy 2018.

U2 ‘New Year’s Day’

Siouxsie And The Banshees ‘Fireworks’

Children On Stun ‘Celebration’

The Cure ‘Taking Off’

Ghost Dance ‘Celebrate’

The Cure ‘The Exploding Boy’

The Cure ‘A Few Hours After This’

Nocturnal Projections  ‘Another Year’

Joy Division ‘These Days’

Killing Joke ‘New Day’

Little Nemo ‘Seconds’

Depeche Mode ‘Black Celebration

The Sisters of Mercy ‘Body Electric’

Bauhaus ‘Burning From The Inside’


The Mary Onettes ‘Puzzles’

Desperate Journalist ‘Resolution’

Trisomie 21 ‘The Last Song’



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Black Celebration | Old School Goth and Deathrock Gallery IV


Nostalgia for the 80’s has never begun to fade given that it was one of the most visually striking eras of music and subculture. So, once again we at Post-Punk.com present to you another gallery of Old-Goth of pictures culled from all  over the world, representing attendees of The Batcave in London, Deathrockers in the states, and Sisters of Mercy fans in Leeds, and more.

Whether you are a fan of the music in Europe or the US. Young or old, nothing else quite compares to the DIY fashion of leather jackets, handmade buttons, bones, crosses, and skulls, eyeliner, and enough hairspray to destroy the ozone layer several times over.

Below is our fourth gallery of vintage photos curated to honor those who built an international Goth scene from the their confines of their bedrooms laden with vinyl, posters, and cassette tapes, to dancefloors drowned in a haze of clove cigarettes and fog machines.

If you are reading this article on December 15th, 2017, and are in the Philadelphia area, please consider going to Goth 101: A History of the Postpunk and Goth Subculture, 1978 – 1987, An Illustrated Lecture with Andi Harriman.

Check out the various international photos below, courtesy of the Now This Is Gothic Tumblr, and pick up a copy of the book Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace by Andi Harriman and Marloes Bontje.

Al Jourgensen in a suit
Al Jourgensen with girl
Al Jourgensen with girl
Photo from Cassandra

Siouxsie Jacket
Alaska
Ana Curra from Spain 82-83
Ana Curra from Spain 82-83
Ana Curra from Spain 82-83
Anna in clothes from the Symphony of Shadows store in London 1983
Bristol, UK

Chris, Seattle
Christoph, Germany, 1984
Dean from Nottingham
Gavin and Emma from the UK, 1984
Al Jourgensen and girl


German Teen Goths
German Goth, 1989
Hokoloko
At the The Batcave in London


Jez Smith and Chris from Seattle during the mid 80s
Jez Smith during the mid 80s
Leeds

Leeds
Leeds
Leeds
Leeds
Leeds
Liverpool’s Planet-X
London
London
Marco
New-wavers The-Netherlands 1989
Patrick from Las Vegas
Raymond Watts from Pig

Rotterdam
Scotland
Scotland
Sharon from Las Vegas
Siouxsie fan from London
Ira from Switzerland
Ira from Switzerland
Italy, mid 80s

Torino, Italy
Torino, Italy
Torino, Italy
























 



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Black Celebration | Old School Goth and Deathrock Gallery IV


Nostalgia for the 80’s has never begun to fade given that it was one of the most visually striking eras of music and subculture. So, once again we at Post-Punk.com present to you another gallery of Old-Goth of pictures culled from all  over the world, representing attendees of The Batcave in London, Deathrockers in the states, and Sisters of Mercy fans in Leeds, and more.

Whether you are a fan of the music in Europe or the US. Young or old, nothing else quite compares to the DIY fashion of leather jackets, handmade buttons, bones, crosses, and skulls, eyeliner, and enough hairspray to destroy the ozone layer several times over.

Below is our fourth gallery of vintage photos curated to honor those who built an international Goth scene from the their confines of their bedrooms laden with vinyl, posters, and cassette tapes, to dancefloors drowned in a haze of clove cigarettes and fog machines.

If you are reading this article on December 15th, 2015, and are in the Philadelphia area, please consider going to Goth 101: A History of the Postpunk and Goth Subculture, 1978 – 1987, An Illustrated Lecture with Andi Harriman.

Check out the various international photos below, courtesy of the Now This Is Gothic Tumblr, and pick up a copy of the book Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace by Andi Harriman and Marloes Bontje.

 

 



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More northern post-punk in Revolutionary Spirit: The Sound of Liverpool 1976-1988


Following the Manchester North of England collection, Cherry Red Records are set to release another post-punk heavy box-set this January.  The new collection is called Revolutionary Spirit: The Sound of Liverpool 1976-1988 is a 5-disc, 100-song collection of artists from Liverpool that features music from Echo & The Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Modern Eon, A Flock of Seagulls, The Wild Swans, Icicle Works, Nightmares In Wax, The La’s and more.

Revolutionary Spirit: The Sound of Liverpool 1976-1988 is due out in January 2018. The finalised tracklist has yet to be officially announced, but the collection’s official Facebook page has posted a disc-by-disc list of the featured artists (see below).

Cherry Red promises that the box-set will include: “familiar names, key tracks, unreleased material, demos, rare and obscure releases, artist sleevenotes and unseen imagery.”

For other northern artists, be sure to check out Cherry Red’s Manchester North of England collection, which features Joy Division, The Smiths, The Fall, and more.

Artists selection on Revolutionary Spirit: The Sound of Liverpool 1976-1988

DISC 1 :1976-1980

  • Deaf School
  • Big In Japan
  • Yachts
  • Echo And The Bunnymen
  • Ded Byrds
  • 0-51
  • The Dance Party
  • The Teardrop Explodes
  • Faction
  • Lori And The Chameleons
  • Nightmares In Wax
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
  • Jaqui & Jeanette
  • Clive Langer And The Boxes
  • Glass Torpedoes
  • The Original Mirrors
  • The Moondogs
  • The Planets
  • The Chuddy Nuddies
  • Spitfire Boys
  • Geisha Girls

DISC 2: 1980-1981

  • Dalek I
  • A Flock Of Seagulls
  • Ellery Bop
  • The Nice Men
  • Black
  • Systems
  • Freeze Frame
  • Attempted Moustache
  • Afraid Of Mice
  • Cook Da Books
  • Windows
  • Chinese Religion
  • Hambi And The Dance
  • Egypt For Now
  • Those Naughty Lumps
  • Modern Eon
  • A Formal Sigh
  • The Moderates

DISC 3: 1982-1983

  • The Wild Swans
  • China Crisis
  • Pink Industry
  • Passion Polka
  • Box Of Toys
  • Care
  • The Bamboo Fringe
  • Steve Lindsey
  • Ex Post Facto
  • Chain Of Command
  • Ambrose Reynolds
  • Royal Family And The Poor
  • Will Sergeant
  • Shiny Two Shiny
  • Icicle Works
  • It’s Immaterial
  • Public Disgrace
  • Send No Flowers
  • The Room
  • The Balcony (Mk I)
  • The Turquoise Swimming Pools

DISC 4: 1983-1985

  • Frankie Goes To Hollywood
  • Mr Amir
  • Brenda And The Beach Balls
  • The Lotus Eaters
  • Dead Or Alive
  • Virgin Dance
  • Alternative Radio
  • Margox
  • The Cherry Boys
  • The Light
  • Pale Fountains
  • The Balcony (Mk II)
  • The High Five
  • The Press Gang
  • Western Promise
  • Old Ma Cuxsom and the Soapchoppers
  • The Rioutous Hues
  • Mel-O-Tones
  • Marshmallow Overcoat

DISC 5: 1986-1988

  • Jegsy Dodd And The Sons Of Harry Cross ‎
  • The La’s
  • Barbel
  • Magic Carpets
  • Benny Profane
  • Jactars
  • The Tempest
  • The Onset
  • The Tractors
  • Cyclic Amp
  • The DaVincis
  • The Walking Seeds
  • Ministry Of Love
  • A Game Of Soldiers
  • Exhibit B
  • Thomas Lang
  • Revolutionary Army Of The Infant Jesus

 



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Consequence of Sound to live stream Protomartyr’s concert at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall


Protomartyr will play a gig at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall on Sunday, October 8th. Consequence of Sound and Audiotree.tv are teaming up to live stream the band’s performance. Fans can watch live on our Facebook page beginning at 9:45 p.m. CT.

Sunday night’s performance comes in support of Detroit post-punk outfit’s excellent new album, Relatives in Descent, which was released in September. Below, watch the video for “A Private Understanding”:



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Album Review: Protomartyr – Relatives in Descent


Heraclitus of Ephesus, also known as “The Obscure” or “The Weeping Philosopher,” had a saying: “No man steps in the same river twice.” Heraclitus believed that the universe is in a constant state of flux and that the only real nature of reality is that it is constantly changing. As a result, mankind struggles with a lack of understanding. Protomartyr’s fourth record, Relatives in Descent, opens with a low, rumbling rhythm, then an ominous buzz. “Call me Heraclitus the Obscure,” singer Joe Casey states, as guitars swell, surrounding him. “Constantly weeping because the river doesn’t move/ It doesn’t flow.” His voice is steady — fierce, even — and yet, there’s a detectable hint of fear below the surface. Just like all of us, he’s unsure what’s coming next, and he’s afraid. There’s something desperate and pleading about the track’s final moments, in which Casey repeats, gently moaning: “She’s just trying to reach you.” There might be hope on the horizon, but for now, at least, it’s well out of his grasp. 

The Detroit rock veterans’ most refined release yet, Relatives in Descent is a sermon on truth, anxiety, and our lack of understanding of the world around us. As ever, Casey is our trusty narrator, leading us through the darkness with his signature brand of wit, wisdom, and bitterness; like a winning combination of Drunk Uncle and Mark E. Smith, he is both commanding and pitiful in his delivery. Partially inspired by a trip to Ireland, Relatives in Descent glitters with allusions to an ancient past but is firmly rooted in modern society. “A Private Understanding” is where Casey first sets the scene: “In this age of blasting trumpets, a paradise for fools.” A track later, on the groovy and ranting “Here Is the Thing”, he once again makes mention of 2017 as “the age of horn blowing.” Whether “trumpets” is a direct reference to Donald Trump makes no difference; we live in a time where those who make the most racket often receive the most attention, for good or bad (mostly for bad). The consequences of that ideological trend are what Casey explores on Relatives in Descent, but he’s never preaching — he’s just as anxious and appalled as you are. 

“My Children”, the LP’s second standout single, is classic Protomartyr: Greg Ahee’s guitar shimmers and shrieks across drummer Alex Leonard and bassist Scott Davidson’s stormy, propelling, rhythmic background. Over the course of four full-lengths, the band have delivered their bleak outlook against immaculate post-punk landscapes; the scene may appear beautiful at first, but there’s darkness brewing. “My children, they are the future,” Casey proclaims, adopting a paternal perspective. But what does that future look like? “Don’t lean on me, man, cause I ain’t got nothin to give,” he eventually admits, nodding to the generation of human beings currently living among the ruins of the one before. 

For all its opulent imagery, Relatives in Descent is extremely grim; naturally, it’s in darkness where our fears tend to materialize. Casey is no exception, meditating on despair over the methodical beat of “Night-Blooming Cereus”. The album tackles the immensity of modern civilization and the issues that plague us — poverty, politics, procreation — but it’s the record’s more intimate moments that are most powerful. “Only in darkness does the flower take hold/ It blooms at night,” Casey sings, describing his own personal anxiety and uncertainty. This “age of horn blowing” might be difficult to navigate on a grand scale, but when the lights go out, we are truly alone. 

Relatives in Descent presents a shadowy version of reality that is, unfortunately, eerily similar to our own. Throughout 12 tracks, Protomartyr seek truth and understanding, but a neat, satisfying conclusion never arrives. “Truth is the half-sister that will not forgive,” Casey professes at the record’s end, before repeating once again, “She’s just trying to reach you.” This time around, his voice sounds weaker, defeated. As Relatives in Descent comes full circle, hope isn’t quite dead, but it’s also no closer than when we started. 

Essential Tracks: “My Children”, “Night-Blooming Cereus”, and “Here Is the Thing”



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