Protomartyr Announce New Album ‘Formal Growth in the Desert’, Share Video for New Single

    Protomartyr have announced their next LP: Formal Growth in the Desert arrives June 2 on Domino. Today’s announcement comes with the release of the new single ‘Make Way’, alongside a video from director Trevor Naud. Check it out below and scroll down for the album’s cover artwork and tracklist.

    Commenting on the visual, Naud said in a press release: “There’s a deliberate through-line between the videos for ‘Make Way’ and 2020’s ‘Worm in Heaven’. The two songs feel partnered with each other. So I wanted the videos to feel like they exist in the same world. There are layers of experiments happening – all within a closed environment. We don’t know what’s happened to the world outside, but there’s an undertone that things maybe aren’t quite right.”

    Protomartyr frontman Joe Casey co-produced Formal Growth in the Desert, the follow-up to 2020’s Ultimate Success Today, alongside Jake Aron (Snail Mail, L’Rain). “The desert is more of a metaphor or symbol,” Casey explained, “of emotional deserts, or a place or time that seems to lack life.”

    Formal Growth in the Desert Cover Artwork:

    Formal Growth in the Desert Tracklist:

    1. Make Way
    2. For Tomorrow
    3. Elimination Dances
    4. Fun In Hi Skool
    5. Let’s Tip the Creator
    6. Graft Vs. Host
    7. 3800 Tigers
    8. Polacrilex Kid
    9. Fulfillment Center
    10. We Know the Rats
    11. The Author
    12. Rain Garden

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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