Record review: Protomartyr — Under Color of Official Right

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Record review: Protomartyr — Under Color of Official Right
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Protomartyr
Under Color of Official Right
Hardly Art 

Of all the local bands to make the jump to a national audience, Protomartyr is a pleasant surprise. With a frontman who deadpans more than he sings, and a brutal, sparse backing band, Protomartyr isn’t the obvious choice for a pre-release stream over at NPR. That said, production is clean yet still undeniably punk. A highlight is “Tarpeian Rock,” a list of those who deserve to be thrown from the titular cliff over a dance groove — the lyrics calling for “alt-weekly types” to join the likes of “greedy bastards,” “gluten fascists,” and “adults dressed as children.” See you at the bottom.  

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Lee DeVito

Leyland "Lee" DeVito grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, where he read Metro Times religiously due to teenaged-induced boredom. He became a contributing writer for Metro Times in 2009, and Editor in Chief in 2016. In addition to writing, he also supplies occasional illustrations. His writing has been published...
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