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Protomartyr streaming new album, expand tour, including runs w/ Cloud Nothings, Parquet Courts, more (updated dates)

Protomartyr @ BV SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

As mentioned, Detroit’s Protomartyr will release their second album, Under Color of Official Light, next week (4/8) via Hardly Art. There are a lot of bands out there mining post punk territory these days, but few do it as well, such conviction and great song after great song, as Protomartyr do here. (When singer Joe Casey chants “nothing you can do” over and over in “Scum, Rise!” he means it.) It’s one of my favorite albums of 2014 so far and you can listen to the whole thing now via NPR.

Protomartyr will be spending a lot of time on the road this year. Their tour with Austin’s Spray Paint starts next week and hits NYC for two shows — Death by Audio on April 12 and Cake Shop on April 14. After that, Protomartyr will join up with Whatever Brains, then a string of midwest shows with Cloud Nothings.

Then in June, they’ll be out with Parquet Courts (who have a new album soon), including the show at Brooklyn’s Sugarhill Supper Club on June 11 with Future Punx and Xerox. Tickets for that are still available.

They are definitely worth catching if they’re playing near you, they were one of my favorites at SXSW this year. Updated Protomartyr tour dates are listed below…

Protomartyr – 2014 Tour Dates
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
Thu. Apri. 10 – Syracuse, NY @ Gorham Brothers Music
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
Sun. Apr. 27 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
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
Sun. May 4 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme w/ Cloud Nothings
Thu. May 15 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Sat. May 17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Sun. May 18 – Boise, ID @ The Crux
Mon. May 19 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
Tue. May 20 – Seattle, WA @ The Victory Lounge
Fri. May 23 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
Sat. May 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg w/ The Intelligence
Sun. May 25 – San Diego, CA @ The Hideout
Tue. May 27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit
Thu. May 29 – McAllen, TX @ Cine El Rey
Fri. May 30 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
Sat. May 31 – Dallas, TX @ The Foundry
Tue. June 3 – Oxford, MS @ Lamar Lounge
Wed. June 4 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe
Thu. June 5 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
Fri. June 6 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
Sat. June 7 – Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House w/ Parquet Courts, Tyvek
Sun. June 8 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavernw/ Parquet Courts, Tyvek
Mon. June 9 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motorew/ Parquet Courts, Tyvek
Tue. June 10 – Cambridge, MA @ TT the Bears w/ Parquet Courts
Wed. June 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Sugarhill Supper Club w/ Parquet Courts
Fri. June 13 – Ottawa, ON @ Club Saw (Ottawa Explosion)
Fri. Aug. 1st – Katowice, POLAND @ OFF Festival
Thu. Aug. 15 – London, UK @ Brixton Windmill
Sun. Aug. 18 – Manchester, UK @ Ruby Lounge
Mon. Aug. 19 – London, UK @ Lexington
Tue. Aug. 20 – Leeds, UK @ Brudnell Social Club
Wed. Aug. 21 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast

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