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The 80 Best Albums of 2015

Travel back five years ago when the release calendar was rife with stellar albums. 2015 offered such an embarrassment of musical riches, that we selected 80 albums as best of the year.

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Protomartyr Partners with Kelley Deal for Their 'Consolation' EP

Protomartyr join forces with Kelley Deal for two out of four blistering yet beautiful songs on their Consolation EP.

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Protomartyr and the Paradise Papers of a Developing Nation

Protomartyr's story of the USA is the "Paradise Papers" of a country that officially considers itself a developed nation but in fact is developing in the wrong direction -- and everyone knows it.

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Privilege Corrupts: Donald Trump and "The Devil in His Youth"

How a song by Protomartyr keeps taking on new meaning in the age of Donald Trump.

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The Strumbellas' Fun Folk Appeals to 4 Knots Festival-Goers (Interview + Photos)

A conversation with Canadian folk-pop group the Strumbellas and photos of Car Seat Headrest and Protomartyr from the 4 Knots Music Festival.

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Protomartyr - "Dope Cloud" (Singles Going Steady)

The fuzzed-out post-punk of Protomartyr is angsty, metallic, and impossible to ignore.

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Protomartyr + Priests + Beach Creeps: Music Hall of Williamsburg

The Agent Intellect has elevated Protomartyr from great band from Detroit to a national treasure from Detroit. Go see them live. Go pick up a record, so you can tell your friends you knew them when.

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The Best Hopes to Break Out in 2015

This vibrant gang of musicians is approaching 2015 from all different angles. Some are still quite new to the music game, while others take the new year on after rising from a breakup.

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The Best New / Emerging Artists of 2014

There was no shortage of new and exciting music in 2014. From an avant-garde saxophone quartet to soul-inflected pop from the UK, this crop of artists gave us a lot of great music this year.

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Protomartyr: Under Color of Official Right

Attitude is hardly everything for Protomartyr, but as with any punkish band worth its salt, the Detroit outfit has forged its own identity by combining style and substance.

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Rage Against the Mundane: An Interview with Protomartyr

PopMatters talks to Protomartyr's frontman Joe Casey about his band's working class roots, the pros and cons of making music in Detroit and his fascination with spinning cultural flotsam into surreal narratives.

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