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Protomartyr announces new album, The Agent Intellect, premieres “Why Does It Shake?” — listen

on July 14, 2015, 11:47am

On October 9th, post-punk outfit Protomartyr will return with a new album called The Agent Intellect. Due out through Hardly Art, it marks the band’s third record in three years following 2014’s Ugly Color of Official Right. That’s the artwork above.

The Agent Intellect title is taken from “an ancient philosophical questioning of how the mind operates in relation to the self,” as a press release notes. Protomartyr reportedly sifted through “more than a hundred song fragments” before finalizing the LP’s 12 tracks.

Our first glimpse at the Detroit natives’ inquisitive record comes courtesy of “Why Does It Shake?”, a brooding number that’s occasionally lit up by the sizzle of fiery guitars. Listen in below.

The Agent Intellect Tracklist:
01. The Devil in His Youth
02. Cowards Starve
03. I Forgive You
04. Boyce or Boice
05. Pontiac 87
06. Uncle Mother’s
07. Dope Cloud
08. The Hermit
09. Clandestine Time
10. Why Does It Shake?
11. Ellen
12. Feast of Stephen

In support of the LP, the group will embark on a fall tour throughout North America and Europe.

Protomartyr 2015 Tour Dates:
07/16 – Indianapolis, IN @ Joyful Noise
07/18 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
07/18 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
07/24 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
10/09 – Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar
10/10 – Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar
10/11 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
10/12 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDT
10/13 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
10/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
10/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
10/20 – Raleigh, NC @ King’s Barcade
10/21 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
10/22 – Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox
10/23 – Bloomington, IN @ Blockhouse
10/24 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
10/28 – Nantes, FR @ Soy Festival
10/29 – Lille, FR @ La Peniche
10/30 – Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
10/31 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
11/01 – London, UK @ Scala
11/03 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
11/04 – Manchester, UK @ Sound Control
11/05 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
11/06 – Birmingham, UK @ The Rainbow Cellar
11/07 – Cardiff, UK @ SWN Fest
11/09 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
11/10 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachtof
11/11 – Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
11/12 – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
11/13 – Aarhus, DK @ Radar
11/14 – Berlin, DE @ Berghain Katine
11/16 – Cologne, DE @ MTC
11/17 – Strasbourg, FR @ Le Mudd Club
11/18 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
11/19 – Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown
11/20 – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who? Festival
11/21 – Kortrijk, BE @ Sonic City

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