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Edition: Indies Exclusive Translucent Blue Vinyl LP
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Protomartyr - Formal Growth In The Desert

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£25.99
£9.99 - £25.99
Current price £25.99
Condition: New

Track Listing / Description
01 Make Way
02 For Tomorrow
03 Elimination Dances
04 Fun In Hi Skool
05 Let's Tip the Creator
06 Graft Vs. Host
07 3800 Tigers
08 Polacrilex Kid
09 Fulfillment Center
10 We Know the Rats
11 The Author
12 Rain Garden
 
Since their 2012 debut, Protomartyr have mastered the art of evoking place: the grinding Midwest humility of their hometown, as well as the x-rayed elucidation of America that comes with their vantage. The group's sixth album was recorded at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, TX with producer Jake Aron. "The desert is more of a metaphor or symbol," singer Joe Casey says, "of emotional deserts, or a place or time that seems to lack life." The "growth" came from a period of colossal transition for Casey, including the death of his mother. But life does go on, and Casey describes the great theme of Formal Growth In The Desert as an embrace and acknowledgment of that fact: a 12-song testament to "getting on with life," even when it feels impossibly hard.