Protomartyr announce new album & share video for new single “Processed By The Boys”

Protomartyr announce the release of their fifth album, Ultimate Success Today, due out on May 29th via Domino. Along with today’s album announcement, the band shares the video for their first single “Processed By The Boys,” and announces tour dates for UK, Europe and North America.

The video for “Processed By The Boys,” directed by David Allen & Nathan Faustyn and produced by HLPTV & LooseMeat.Biz, is a play on a bizarre Brazilian TV clip the band became infatuated with. A man sings to a studio audience, while a member of the audience becomes enraged by a puppet, leading the whole situation to devolve into total chaos. “As soon as we heard the concept, we knew how to take the band’s ideas and coalesce them into this sort of timeless public access chaos,” says Faustyn. “Because of the nature of HLPTV & LooseMeat.Biz and who we are – professional and hobbyist technicians – we knew we could pull off a really strange, funny and sardonically dark compendium to this song that is equally such.

Watch the video for “Processed By The Boys” below.

Ultimate Success Today was recorded at Dreamland Recording Studios, a late 19th century church, in upstate New York and co-produced by the band and David Tolomei (Dirty Projectors, Beach House) with mixing by Tolomei. Featured guest musicians on the album include Nandi Rose (vocals) a.k.a. Half Waif, jazz legend Jemeel Moondoc (alto sax), Izaak Mills (bass clarinet, sax, flute), and Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello).

Tracklisting and artwork below:

1. Day Without End
2. Processed By The Boys
3. I Am You Now
4. The Aphorist
5. June 21
6. Michigan Hammers
7. Tranquilizer
8. Modern Business Hymns
9. Bridge & Crown
10. Worm In Heaven

Upcoming tour dates
Thu. March 12 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village – SOLD OUT
Fri. March 13 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe
Sat. March 14 – Columbus, OH @ Melted Festival – The Bluestone
Tue. March 17 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
Wed. March 18 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas (w/ Wire)
Thurs. March 19 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk (w/ The Spits)
Mon. April 27 – London, UK @ Peckham Audio – SOLD OUT
Tue. April 28 – London, UK @ The Lexington – SOLD OUT
Wed. April 29 – Paris, FR @ La Boule Noire – SOLD OUT
Thu. April 30 – Utrecht, NL @ Ekko – SOLD OUT
Sat. May 2 – Berlin, DE @ Ubran Spree
Sun. May 3 – Berlin, DE @ Urban Spree
Mon. May 4 – Groningen, NL @ Vera
Tue. May 5 – Brussels, BE @ Nuits Botanique
Mon. June 1 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s
Tue. June 2 – Montreal, QC @ Le Ritz
Wed. June 3 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair
Thu. June 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
Sat. June 6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Sun. June 7 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Tue. June 9 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings
Wed. June 10 – Atlanta, GA @ Earl
Thu. June 11 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
Fri. June 12 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Mon. June 15 – Tucson, AZ @ Hotel Congress
Tue. June 16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
Wed. June 17 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Thu. June 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
Fri. June 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
Sat. June 20 – Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
Mon. June 22 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Tue. June 23 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
Fri. June 26 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Sat. June 27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
Sun. June 28 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall

Photo credit: Trevor Naud
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