Protomartyr - Ultimate Success Today [Limited Translucent Blue Color Vinyl]  (4442710900800)

Protomartyr - Ultimate Success Today [Limited Translucent Blue Color Vinyl]

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A sting in the summer blossom, Ultimate Success Today is Protomartyr's fifth full-length album. Following the release of Relatives In Descent, the band's critically acclaimed headlong dive into the morass of American life in 2017, Ultimate Success Today continues to further expand the possibilities of what a Protomartyr album can sound like.

"The re-release of our first album had me thinking about the passage of time and its ultimate conclusion," says Joe Casey. "Listening to No Passion All Technique again, I could hear myself hoping for an introduction and a long future, but also being cognizant that it could be ‘one and done' for us. So, when it came time to write Ultimate Success Today, I was reminded of that first urgency and how it was an inverse of my current grapple with how terribly ill I've been feeling lately. Was that sick feeling coloring how I felt about the state of the world or was it the other way around? This panic was freeing in a way. It allowed me to see our fifth album as a possible valediction of some confusingly loud five-act play. In the same light I see it as an interesting mile marker of our first decade of being a band - a crest of the hill along a long highway. Although just to cover my bases, I made sure to get my last words in while I still had the breath to say them."

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), jazz legend Jemeel Moondoc (alto sax), Izaak Mills (bass clarinet, sax, flute), and Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello).

  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
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