Published Apr 28, 2020Protomartyr were set to release new album Ultimate Success Today next month, but the band have now revealed their new effort will be delayed until July.
Ultimate Success Today will now arrive July 17 through Domino, moving from its initial May 29 release. Protomartyr have also cancelled their North American tour behind the album, which would have brought them to Toronto and Montreal in June.
In more positive news, Protomartyr have shared new album track "Worm in Heaven." The album closer arrives alongside a video from director Trevor Naud that you watch below.
"I'd been experimenting with shooting multiples of still photographs and stitching them together so that there's subtle movement," Naud explained in a statement, "almost like a 3-D camera effect, but awkward and sort of unsettling–like looking at a photograph under shallow water. I shot upwards of 700 still frames on a Nikon F Photomic camera. I embraced the lines and artifacts from the film scans, which give a sort of Xerox quality to some of the images. All the special effects were done in-camera using mirrors, projectors and magnifying glasses."
As previously reported, Ultimate Success Today features contributions from Half Waif, saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc, cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and multi-instrumentalist Izaak Mills.