Protomartyr – Don’t Go To Anacita (music video)

by Woody on October 30, 2017

Photo by Daniel Topete

Protomartyr released Relatives In Descent earlier this year. It is my favorite album by the Detroit band to date. Last week they released a video for my favorite track on the album, Don’t Go To Anacita. Here’s the inspiration for the video.

The surreal video, inspired equally by obvious touchstone “Stairway to Lenin” by Zbigniew Rybzynski and R.E.M.’s “Imitation of Life,” was directed by Yoonha Park, who said “I wanted to make a visual that recreated the feeling of scanning over a large, densely populated image, like a Breughel painting or Where’s Waldo?. I wanted to convey a feeling of false progress and the idea that every new horror that meets us is part of a never-ending continuum. Joe Casey’s lyrics are chock full of references both contemporary and classical, often in the same song. It creates a really unique visual field that conveys the exact flavor of dread I find myself feeling a lot lately.”

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Protomartyr don’t do the Twitter thing which is a shame. Twitter needs access to Joe Casey.

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