Watch Protomartyr announce new album ‘Ultimate Success Today’ – hear its furious first single ‘Processed By The Boys’

Protomartyr announce new album ‘Ultimate Success Today’ – hear its furious first single ‘Processed By The Boys’
Photo: Trevor Naud

The new album comes out in May via Domino.

Protomartyr have announced details of a new album.

‘Ultimate Success Today’ will arrive on 29th May via Domino, and the band have shared first single ‘Processed By The Boys’ in advance.

The new album follows the band’s 2018 EP ‘Consolation’ and the previous year’s ‘Relatives In Descent’ full-length.

“The re-release of our first album had me thinking about the passage of time and its ultimate conclusion,” vocalist Joe Casey says of the new album.

“Listening to No Passion All Technique again, I could hear myself hoping for an introduction and a long future, but also being cognizant that it could be ‘one and done’ for us. So, when it came time to write Ultimate Success Today, I was reminded of that first urgency and how it was an inverse of my current grapple with how terribly ill I’ve been feeling lately. Was that sick feeling colouring how I felt about the state of the world or was it the other way around?

“This panic was freeing in a way. It allowed me to see our fifth album as a possible valediction of some confusingly loud five-act play. In the same light I see it as an interesting mile marker of our first decade of being a band - a crest of the hill along a long highway. Although just to cover my bases, I made sure to get my last words in while I still had the breath to say them.”

Watch the new video for ‘Processed By The Boys’ below.

Revisit the 2018 DIY interview with Protomartyr’s Joe Casey here.

Protomartyr are set to preview 'Ultimate Success Today' on a short European tour, which include two London dates. The band will play Peckham Audio on 27th April and The Lexington the following day.

See the artwork and tracklisting for 'Ultimate Success Today' below.

Protomartyr announce new album ‘Ultimate Success Today’ – hear its furious first single ‘Processed By The Boys’

01 Day Without End
02 Processed By The Boys
03 I Am You Now
04 The Aphorist
05 June 21
06 Michigan Hammers
07 Tranquilizer
08 Modern Business Hymns
09 Bridge & Crown
10 Worm In Heaven

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