Protomartyr have premiered a new video for their rollicking single ‘Don’t Go To Anacita’. The song one of the band’s anthemic songs taken from their new album, Relatives In Descent.

Singer Joe Casey described the fictional town of Anacita: “From touring around America you get to see all sorts of municipalities,” says Casey, “and I picture Anacita as an affluent suburb that looks quaint and respectable but maybe has too many cops for the population size. Like, maybe the next town over is a little more down-on-its-heel and the border between the two is stark in its sharpness.

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 flavour of dread I find myself feeling a lot lately.

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