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what i love about DETROIT's standout POST PUNK-influenced INDIE ROCK band PROTOMARTYR is their ability to be genuinely weird. and by that i dont mean they are attempting to be different for the sake of being noticed, more that you get the sense that they are presenting their authentic selves. it feels too often that ROCK MUSIC is sanitized and neat around the edges. with their angular guitar riffs, love of dissonance and JOE CASEY's elegiac lyrics and vocal delivery (which brings to mind echos of IAN CURTIS), PROTOMARTYR are a unique band in today's scene.
definitely worth checking out.