by Bill Pearis

photo: Protomartyr @ The Wick in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Protomartyr at the Wick

Detroit's fiery Protomartyr will release their third album, The Agent Intellect, on October 9 via Hardly Art. It's named after an ancient philosophical questioning of how the mind operates in relation to the self, and the first song to be released from the album, "Why Does It Shake?," seems to relate. Says frontman Joe Casey, "It's an back-handed ode to humanity's resilient self regard in the face of inevitable oblivion. Then the trap door opens." They definitely played this one a time or two in NYC on a past tour. Listen or download below.

Last here for the BV-presented show at The Wick in April, Protomartyr will be on tour this fall. While there are no NYC shows announced right now, there is a hole in their schedule while on the East Coast that syncs up with CMJ (Oct. 13-17). Stay tuned. All dates are listed, along with The Agent Intellect artwork/tracklist and "Why Does it Shake?" stream, below.


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Protomartyr The Agent Intellect

Protomartyr - The Agent Intellect tracklist
01. The Devil in His Youth
02. Cowards Starve
03. I Forgive You
04. Boyce or Boice
05. Pontiac 87
06. Uncle Mother's
07. Dope Cloud
08. The Hermit
09. Clandestine Time
10. Why Does It Shake?
11. Ellen
12. Feast of Stephen

PROTOMARTYR - 2015 TOUR DATES
Thu. July 16 @ Indianapolis, IN @ Joyful Noise
Sat. July 18 - Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
Sat. July 18 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas (Official Pitchfork Aftershow)
Fri. July 24 - Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
Fri. Oct. 9 - Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar
Sat. Oct. 10 - Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar
Sun. Oct. 11 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Mon. Oct. 12 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDT
Tue. Oct. 13 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
Sat. Oct. 17 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
Sun. Oct. 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
Tue. Oct. 20 - Raleigh, NC @ King's Barcade
Wed. Oct. 21 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Thu. Oct. 22 - Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox
Fri. Oct. 23 - Bloomington, IN @ Blockhouse
Sat. Oct. 24 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
Wed. Oct. 28 - Nantes, FR @ Soy Festival - Stereolux
Thu. Oct. 29 - Lille, FR @ La Peniche
Fri. Oct. 30 - Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
Sat. Oct. 31 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Sun. Nov. 1 - London, UK @ Scala
Tue. Nov. 3 - Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
Wed. Nov. 4 - Manchester, UK @ Sound Control
Thu. Nov. 5 - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
Fri. Nov. 6 - Birmingham @ The Rainbow Cellar
Sat. Nov. 7 - Cardiff, UK @ SWN Fest
Mon. Nov. 9 - Brussels, BE @ Botanique (Rotonde)
Tue. Nov. 10 - Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
Wed. Nov. 11 - Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
Thu. Nov. 12 - Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
Fri. Nov. 13 - Aarhus, DK @ Radar
Sat. Nov. 14 - Berlin, DE @ Berghain Katine
Mon. Nov. 16 - Cologne, DE @ MTC
Tue. Nov. 17 - Strasbourg, FR @ Le Mudd Club
Wed. Nov. 18 - Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
Thu. Nov. 19 - Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown
Fri. Nov. 20 - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who? Festival
Sat. Nov. 21 - Kortrijk, BE @ Sonic City - De Kreun

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