Protomartyr

Monday, June 15th
Formed in 2008 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. It features Joe Casey on vocals, Greg Ahee on guitar, Alex Leonard on drums and Scott Davidson on bass guitar.

Prior to Protomartyr, Greg Ahee and Alex Leonard were performing as a duo, which was named Butt Babies. They were soon joined by Joe Casey, who started to perform on vocals at Butt Babies shows. Kevin Boyer of Tyvek joined Protomartyr on bass and second guitar for a short time before leaving the act due to the working schedules with his other band. As Scott Davidson joined the band on bass, Butt Babies transformed into Protomartyr.[

The band released their debut album, No Passion All Technique in 2012 via Urinal Cake Records. This was followed by “Colpi Proibiti” in the same year, via X! Records. Their second studio album, Under Color of Official Right, was released in April 2014 via Hardly Art record label. A third studio album, The Agent Intellect, followed in October 2015. The album was critically acclaimed, being rated 85/100 on accumulator website Metacritic, and featured in best of 2015 lists in The A.V. Club, Chicago Tribune, Rolling Stone, Metacritic, Spin, and Consequence of Sound
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