Protomartyr's new album, Relatives in Descent, is the band's darkest album yet: a bleak look at the world circa now, with the band creating stark music to match Joe Casey's bilious lyrics. (It's all rather cathartic, really, though, especially if your humor runs pitch-black.) They've just released a second track from the album, "My Children," which takes a different view of the future than Whitney Houston. "Good luck with the mess I left, you innovators" Casey spews. You can stream that track, below.

Protomartyr will be on tour starting in September, including dates with Melkbelly and John Maus. They play NJ’s WFMU Monty Hall on September 15 with Gotobeds (tickets) and are also part of this year’s Basilica Soundscape in Hudson, NY. They've just added an NYC show while they're here, playing Saint Vitus on September 13 with Pill and Bodega. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, August 18 at 10 AM.

You can catch them in NYC proper as part of their tour with Flasher (Taylor from Priests’ other band), including a stop at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 28 (tickets).

They've expanded their tour even more since our last post, and all tour dates are listed below.

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"MY CHILDREN" LYRICS

To create, pass on
What's mine, now yours
Written in stone, no longer in sand
I'm gone
All mine for yours
To give all to

My children
Ain't got no mother-
Came from my temple, all, when I thought them

My children
I never loved them-
Why feel that way when their existence is my business?

My children
They never listen-
Vaped in the brain, feral vessels of my self-interest

My children
They are the future-
Good luck with the mess I left, you innovators

My children
pay dividends-
Vomit and rage spewing forth in the drive-thru

So don't lean on me man
Because I ain't got nothing to give
To my children

My children - they're right behind you
My children - they're gonna beat you
My children - if you let them
O, my children

PROTOMARTYR - 2017 TOUR DATES
Wed. Sep. 6 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo w/ Melkbelly
Thu-Sep. 7 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery w/ Melkbelly
Fri. Sep 8 - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival
Sat. Sep. 9 - Asheville, NC @ Mothlight w/ Melkbelly
Sun. Sep. 10 - Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club w/ Melkbelly
Wed. Sep. 13 - Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
Thu. Sep. 14 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs w/ John Maus
Fri. Sep. 15 - Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall w/ the Gotobeds
Sat. Sep. 16 - Hudson, NY @ Basilica Soundscape
Sun. Sep. 17 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's w/ John Maus
Fri. Sep. 22 - Detroit, MI @ Detroit Princess Riverboat w/ METZ, Preoccupations, ADULT., Tyvek
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