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Not NHBDB: Protomartyr at PopMatters

My most recent column is up at PopMatters. This month it concerns the awesome Detroit band Protomartyr, mentioned briefly in Nothing Has Been Done Before. Here’s an excerpt from the essay: Relatives in Descent is, musically, a more contemplative and less full-throttle Protomartyr album than the three which precede it. I almost wrote “intellectual”, which […]

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Protomartyr at PopMatters

My latest column at PopMatters concerns the great band Protomartyr, from its first album to its latest, Relatives in Descent. Here’s an excerpt: Relatives in Descent is, musically, a more contemplative and less full-throttle Protomartyr album than the three which precede it. I almost wrote “intellectual”, which in some circles — (some) punk, pop country, […]