Protomartyr share video for 'Don't Go To Anacita'
31st October 2017
Today, Protomartyr premiere a new video for their rollicking single ‘Don't Go To Anacita’ via The New Yorker. The song is one of the most anthemic the band have written, and is one of the highlights off their critically acclaimed new album, Relatives In Descent. Singer Joe Casey described the fictional town of Anacita in a recent interview with NPR Music. "From touring around America you get to see all sorts of municipalities," says Casey, "and I picture Anacita as an affluent suburb that looks quaint and respectable but maybe has too many cops for the population size. Like, maybe the next town over is a little more down-on-its-heel and the border between the two is stark in its sharpness."
The surreal video, inspired equally by obvious touchstone ‘Stairway to Lenin’ by Zbigniew Rybzynski and R.E.M.'s ‘Imitation of Life,’ was directed by Yoonha Park, who said "I wanted to make a visual that recreated the feeling of scanning over a large, densely populated image, like a Breughel painting or Where’s Waldo?. I wanted to convey a feeling of false progress and the idea that every new horror that meets us is part of a never-ending continuum. Joe Casey’s lyrics are chock full of references both contemporary and classical, often in the same song. It creates a really unique visual field that conveys the exact flavor of dread I find myself feeling a lot lately.”
The band finishes up their US tour this weekend and will be heading to Europe and UK next month. Ahead of their sold out show at the Tufnell Park Dome, London on 14th November, Protomartyr have announced they will be back on our shores in May 2018 with a show at London’s Scala.
Relatives In Descent is available to buy on vinyl, CD and digital download.
PROTOMARTYR TOUR DATES:
Thurs 27th Oct - Washington, DC @ Rock n Roll Hotel w/ Flasher
Fri 27th Oct - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle w/ Flasher
Sat 28th Oct - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Flasher
Thurs 2nd Nov - Prague, CZ @ Futurum w/ METZ
Fri 3rd Nov - Wroclaw, PL @ Klub Firlej w/ METZ
Sat 4th Nov - Warsaw, PL @ Klub Hydrozagadka w/ METZ
Mon 6th Nov - Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu w/ METZ
Tues 7th Nov - Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen w/ METZ
Wed 8th Nov - Hamburg, DE @ Knust w/ METZ
Thurs 9th Nov - Groningen, NL @ Vera
Fri 10th Nov - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who?
Sat 11th Nov - Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown
Sun 12th Nov - Brighton, UK @ The Haunt w/ Sauna Youth Tickets
Mon 13th Nov – London, UK @ Rough Trade East Info
Tues 14th Nov - London, UK @ Dome Tufnell Park w/ Sauna Youth *Sold Out*
Wed 15th Nov - Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute w/ Sauna Youth Tickets
Thurs 16th Nov - Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny w/ Sauna Youth Tickets
Fri 17th Nov - Glasgow, UK @ CCA w/ Sauna Youth Tickets
Sat 18th Nov - Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s w/ Sauna Youth Tickets
Sun 19th Nov - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club w/ Sauna Youth Tickets
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
Thurs 10th May – London, UK @ Scala Tickets on sale Wed 1st Nov