With fifth studio album ‘Ultimate Success Today’ set for release on 17th July, Protomartyr are sharing new track ‘Michigan Hammers’ as a fiery example of what we can expect.
The accompanying video was directed by Yoonha Park and is built entirely of found stock footage. “This video is a retelling of a well-known Michigan folk tale that describes timeless themes of greed, power, death and rebirth and nothing short of the conflict of good and evil,” Yoonha explains.
“Couldn’t make a ‘proper’ video due to the miasma. So why not make one using what tools remain?” Adds singer Joe Casey. “That’s sort of what ‘Michigan Hammers’ is about I think - building with rubble. It’s probably about that and mules, syndicates, too many parking lots, camaraderie, the ideal happy hour, failure, and takin’ what they’re givin’ ‘cause we’re workin’ for a livin’ until we start takin’ it to the streets. Or something like that.”
Have a watch below.
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The doom may have arrived, but at least Protomartyr are back in our lives.
Streaming live via their website at 7pm BST.
It’s the latest lifted from forthcoming album ‘Ultimate Success Today’.