Friday, October 27, 2017

Protomartyr fights the man and kombucha in new music video

Posted By on Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 2:50 PM

Detroit-based punk band Protomartyr was the subject of a recent Metro Times cover story, but the media attention didn't end there. Today, The New Yorker released a piece on the band and debuted the video for their new single, "Don't Go to Anacita."

The song is something of an allegory — lead singer Joe Casey tells The New Yorker that "Anacita" is a made-up town meant to represent wealthy West Coast cities where "the liberal-minded here close their eyes and dream of technology and kombucha.”

The tune was inspired by a post-election trip to Whole Foods, where people were buying expensive groceries while wearing big, spurious smiles, Casey says.

Yoonha Park directed the video, which the magazine says was inspired by Polish filmmaker Zbigniew Rybczyński’s "Stairway to Lenin." Watch below.

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