Protomartyr's excellent new album Relatives in Descent is out this Friday and they've just shared "Don't Go to Anacita," one of the more immediately catchy tracks off the LP. The titular city is a fictional one of frontman Joe Casey's creation, a Stepford type place where "the liberal-minded here, they close their eyes and dream / Of technology and kombucha / The anti-vagrant system sounds like 20 dollar bills / being sorted in a counter." All set to a fierce, rousing punk chorus. Listen to that below.

Instead of offering up a pre-release album stream of Relatives in Descent, Protomartyr quietly placed CD copies of it into a few jukeboxes in Brooklyn (The Levee in Williamsburg and Old Stanley's in Bushwick) and Wayne County, MI (Bumbo's in Hamtramck and Bronx Bar in Detroit). The "video" for "Don't Go to Anacita" was shot at The Levee.

They were also selling the album early at last weekend's Brooklyn Flea Record Fair, and at their "Boatomartyr" record release show which was aboard the Detroit Princess and also featured performances from Preoccupations, Tyvek, ADULT., Matthew Dear, plus screenings of Captain Ron and Waterworld.

Protomartyr will begin their fall tour at this weekend's Music Tastes Good festival in Long Beach, CA and their tour hits Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 28 with Flasher and Weeping Icon (tickets). Updated dates are listed below.

Sat. Sep. 30 - Long Beach, CA @ Music Tastes Good
Sun. Oct. 8 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall w/ Failed Flowers
Mon. Oct. 9 - Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club w/ Failed Flowers
Thu. Oct. 12 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey w/ Hurry Up
Fri. Oct. 13 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir w/ Hurry Up
Sat. Oct. 14 - Eugene, OR @ Hi Fi Music Hall w/ Hurry Up
Sun. Oct. 15 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall w/ Lars Finberg
Tue. Oct. 17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge w/ Lars Finberg
Thu. Oct. 19 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger w/ Flasher
Fri. Oct. 20 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda, TX w/ Flasher
Sat. Oct. 21 - Dallas, TX @ Dada w/ Flasher
Sun. Oct. 22 - Houston, TX @ Secret Group w/ Flasher
Tue. Oct. 24 - Atlanta, GA @ the Earl w/ Flasher
Wed. Oct. 25 - Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre w/ Flasher
Thu. Oct. 26 - Washington, DC @ Rock n Roll Hotel w/ Flasher
Fri. Oct. 27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle w/ Flasher
Sat. Oct. 28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Flasher
Thu. Nov. 2 - Prague, CZ @ Futurum w/ METZ
Fri. Nov. 3 - Wroclaw, PL @ Klub Firlej w/ METZ
Sat. Nov. 4 - Warsaw, PL @ Klub Hydrozagadka w/ METZ
Mon. Nov. 6 - Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu w/ METZ
Tue. Nov. 7 - Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen w/ METZ
Wed. Nov. 8 - Hamburg, DE @ Knust w/ METZ
Thu. Nov. 9 - Groningen, NL @ Vera
Fri. Nov. 10 - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who?
Sat. Nov. 11 - Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown
Sun. Nov. 12 - Brighton, UK @ The Haunt w/ Sauna Youth
Tue. Nov. 14 - London, UK @ Dome Tufnell Park w/ Sauna Youth
Wed. Nov. 15 - Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute w/ Sauna Youth
Thu. Nov. 16 - Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny w/ Sauna Youth
Fri. Nov. 17 - Glasgow, UK @ CCA w/ Sauna Youth
Sat. Nov. 18 - Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s w/ Sauna Youth
Sun. Nov. 19 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club w/ Sauna Youth
Tue. Nov. 21 - Brussels, BE @ Rotonde w/ Heimat
Wed. Nov. 22 - Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix w/ Heimat
Thu. Nov. 23 - Nantes, FR @ Pole Etudiant w/ Heimat
Fri. Nov. 24 - Angouleme, FR @ La Nef
Sat. Nov. 25 - Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie w/ Heimat

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