Protomartyr share new song ‘My Children’

Protomartyr share new song ‘My Children’

Today, Protomartyr share ‘My Children’, the second single off their forthcoming album Relatives In Descent (out Sept 29th on Domino). A song about legacy, about what we pass on to those that come after us, ‘My Children’ is an urgent follow up to the first single, the gloriously epic ‘A Private Understanding’.

Anxiety about the precarious nature of reality is a recurring thread on Protomartyr's 4th full-length and Domino debut. Though not a concept album, it presents twelve variations on a theme: the unknowable nature of truth, and the existential dread that often accompanies that unknowing. After months of rehearsal, the band decamped to Los Angeles for two weeks in March of 2017, to record with Sonny DiPerri (Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors), who co-produced the record and helped capture the band’s long-simmering vision for something more complex, but no less visceral.

Previously shared track A Private Understanding’ is the album's opening statement and a wellspring from which the following eleven songs flow. At once beautiful and brutal, it mutates from drum-led oddity to unlikely anthem, with some of Casey’s most potent lyrical work at its centre.

Watch the video for ‘A Private Understanding’ here

Stream ‘A Private Understanding’ here.

Relatives In Descent is available to pre-order now on limited edition purple/white starburst vinyl, CD and digital download.     


1. A Private Understanding

2. Here Is The Thing

3. My Children

4. Caitriona

5. The Chuckler

6.Windsor Hum

7. Don't Go To Anacita

8. Up The Tower

9. Night-Blooming Cereus

10. Male Plague

11. Corpses In Regalia

12. Half Sister

Upcoming live 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 Tickets

Fri. Nov. 3 - Wroclaw, PL @ Klub Firlej w/ METZ Tickets

Sat. Nov. 4 - Warsaw, PL @ Klub Hydrozagadka w/ METZ Tickets

Mon. Nov. 6 - Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu w/ METZ Tickets

Tue. Nov. 7 - Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen w/ METZ Tickets

Wed. Nov. 8 - Hamburg, DE @ Knust w/ METZ Tickets

Thu. Nov. 9 - Groningen, NL @ Vera Tickets

Fri. Nov. 10 - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who? Festival

Sat. Nov. 11 - Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown Tickets

Sun. Nov. 12 - Brighton, UK @ The Haunt w/ Sauna Youth Tickets

Tue. Nov. 14 - London, UK @ Dome Tufnell Park w/ Sauna Youth Tickets

Wed. Nov. 15 - Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute w/ Sauna Youth Tickets

Thu. Nov. 16 - Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny w/ Sauna Youth Tickets

Fri. Nov. 17 - Glasgow, UK @ CCA w/ Sauna Youth Tickets

Sat. Nov. 18 - Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s w/ Sauna Youth Tickets

Sun. Nov. 19 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club w/ Sauna Youth Tickets

Tue. Nov. 21 - Brussels, BE @ Rotonde Tickets

Wed. Nov. 22 - Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix Tickets

Thu. Nov. 23 - Nantes, FR @ Pole Etudiant (Free show)

Fri. Nov. 24 - Angouleme, FR @ La Nef Tickets

Sat. Nov. 25 - Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie Tickets