Protomartyr and Preoccupations Announce Split 7-Inch Covering Each Other's Songs

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10/24/2018
Jasmine Albertson
Protomartyr and Preoccupations // Photos by Allyce Andrew & Eric Tra

Post-punk rockers Protomartyr and Preoccupations have announced the release of a split 7-inch ahead of their North American tour together. Titled Telemetry At Howe Bridge, the split sees the two bands cover each other's music. Preoccupations are taking on Protomartyr’s “Pontiac 87,” off The Agent Intellect while Protomartyr are covering Preoccupations’ “Forbidden" from their 2016 self-titled. The latter has been shared today.

Protomartyr’s Joe Casey says: “There’s an old adage that goes something like, ‘if you’re going to cover a song by a beloved Canadian band, it’s best to pick the second shortest one.’ So, ‘Forbidden’ it is. We all really liked the outro part and had the brilliant idea to extend it. And that, my friends, is how you make musical history.”

Telemetry At Howe Bridge is out Nov. 16 via Domino. The two bands will take the Crocodile stage on Sunday, December 16. Below, listen to Protomartyr’s take on “Forbidden” and watch Protomartyr’s KEXP in-studio performance from 2014 as well as Preoccupations' session from earlier this year.

 

 

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