The Agent Intellect

[mp3] "Why Does It Shake?"
[mp3] "Dope Cloud"

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

Consider the urgency with which Protomartyr has approached everything —three albums in three years, each more extraordinary and rewarding than the last. This music is inherently, unassumingly high stakes. This October marks the release of The Agent Intellect, their third and finest work to date.  Named after an ancient philosophical questioning of how the mind operates in relation to the self, it’s an elegant and often devastating display of all that makes Protomartyr so vital and singularly visceral an outfit.

All LPs include a lyric zine and poster insert. All LPs also include a download code.

First press of LPs will be available on limited opaque green.

Catalog #: HAR-091
Release date: October 9, 2015

Under Color of Official Right

[mp3] "Scum, Rise!"
[mp3] "Come & See"
[vid] "Want Remover"

01. Maidenhead
02. Ain't So Simple
03. Want Remover
04. Trust Me Billy
05. Pagans
06. What the Wall Said
07. Tarpeian Rock
08. Bad Advice
09. Son of Dis
10. Scum, Rise!
11. I Stare at Floors
12. Come & See
13. Violent
14. I'll Take That Applause

Protomartyr’s taut, austere rock was incubated in a freezing Detroit warehouse littered with beer cans and cigarette butts and warmed, feebly, by space heaters. Despite the cold, Protomartyr emerged with a sound that is idiosyncratic but relatable, hooky but off-kilter, and economical in a way that elicits comparisons to possible antecedents like Pere Ubu or The Fall as well as local contemporaries like Frustrations or Tyvek -- all of which have combined here to make one stunner of a sophomore album, and the band's first for Hardly Art.

All LPs include a lyric zine! All LPs also include a download code.

Please note! The transparent red vinyl has sold out. All LP orders placed will receive black vinyl.

Catalog #: HAR-081
Release date: April 8, 2014















A Half of Seven

[stream] Protomartyr - "Blues Festival"

01. Protomartyr - "Blues Festival"
02. R. Ring - "Loud Underneath"

Protomartyr return with a brand new track recorded at Candyland in Cincinnati with Mike Montgomery (R. Ring) in late 2014. “Blues Fesival” also features guest vocals by Kelley Deal (The Breeders, R. Ring). The duo of R. Ring contributes a b-side track – also recorded at Candyland – titled “Loud Underneath”. Both tracks are available as a limited 7” pressing.

This 7" does not include a download code.

Catalog #: HAR-088
Physical release date: June 16, 2015
Digital release date: April 14, 2015

OUT OF STOCK....but still available on

No Passion All Technique

[stream] "Ypsilanti"
[stream] "Feral Cats"

01. In My Sphere
02. Machinist Man
03. Hot Wheel City
04. 3 Swallows
05. Free Supper
06. Jumbo's
07. Ypsilanti
08. Too Many Jewels
09. (Don't You) Call Me Out by My Name
10. How He Lived After He Died
11. Feral Cats
12. Wine of Ape
13. Principalities

No Passion All Technique is the very first LP from Protomartyr, released by Urinal Cake Records in 2013, and it is admittedly very full of jams. These are the last copies of Urinal Cake's second pressing, so grab 'em before they're gone for good!



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