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When PROTOMARTYRvocalist Joe Casey, guitarist Greg Ahee, bassist Scott Davidson, drummer Alex Leonardstepped into a studio together for the first time, in November of 2011, they didnt know they were about to record an album. With only four hours of studio time booked and one case of beer between them, their plan was to walk out with enough songs for a seven-inch single. Instead, at the suggestion of engineer Chris Koltay, the newly formed Detroit outfit recorded as much as they possibly could, in what little time they had. They left with 21 songsenough material for two singles *and* a full-length album that, years later, is still vital listening. Sold out and out of print shortly after its original release on Urinal Cake Records in 2012, NO PASSION ALL TECHNIQUE is a sometimes messy look at one of rocks most magnetic bandsand lyricistsjust as they were coming to life. Primal, cerebral, heartbreaking, funnyits an accidental tour de force thats also become an unlikely collectors item. My memory is shot, Casey says, but I appreciate now, looking back, how raw and off-the-cuff it was. Theres tons of mistakes in it and that wasnt because we planned on it. We still cant really admit that its as good as it is. You never want to say that your first is the best, but Im happy that the first ended up not being terrible. It gave us doorway to what wed want to do later.

When PROTOMARTYRvocalist Joe Casey, guitarist Greg Ahee, bassist Scott Davidson, drummer Alex Leonardstepped into a studio together for the first time, in November of 2011, they didnt know they were about to record an album. With only four hours of studio time booked and one case of beer between them, their plan was to walk out with enough songs for a seven-inch single. Instead, at the suggestion of engineer Chris Koltay, the newly formed Detroit outfit recorded as much as they possibly could, in what little time they had. They left with 21 songsenough material for two singles *and* a full-length album that, years later, is still vital listening. Sold out and out of print shortly after its original release on Urinal Cake Records in 2012, NO PASSION ALL TECHNIQUE is a sometimes messy look at one of rocks most magnetic bandsand lyricistsjust as they were coming to life. Primal, cerebral, heartbreaking, funnyits an accidental tour de force thats also become an unlikely collectors item. My memory is shot, Casey says, but I appreciate now, looking back, how raw and off-the-cuff it was. Theres tons of mistakes in it and that wasnt because we planned on it. We still cant really admit that its as good as it is. You never want to say that your first is the best, but Im happy that the first ended up not being terrible. It gave us doorway to what wed want to do later.

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Format: CD
Label: DOMI
Rel. Date: 05/03/2019
UPC: 887830015424

No Passion All Technique
Artist: Protomartyr
Format: CD
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When PROTOMARTYRvocalist Joe Casey, guitarist Greg Ahee, bassist Scott Davidson, drummer Alex Leonardstepped into a studio together for the first time, in November of 2011, they didnt know they were about to record an album. With only four hours of studio time booked and one case of beer between them, their plan was to walk out with enough songs for a seven-inch single. Instead, at the suggestion of engineer Chris Koltay, the newly formed Detroit outfit recorded as much as they possibly could, in what little time they had. They left with 21 songsenough material for two singles *and* a full-length album that, years later, is still vital listening. Sold out and out of print shortly after its original release on Urinal Cake Records in 2012, NO PASSION ALL TECHNIQUE is a sometimes messy look at one of rocks most magnetic bandsand lyricistsjust as they were coming to life. Primal, cerebral, heartbreaking, funnyits an accidental tour de force thats also become an unlikely collectors item. My memory is shot, Casey says, but I appreciate now, looking back, how raw and off-the-cuff it was. Theres tons of mistakes in it and that wasnt because we planned on it. We still cant really admit that its as good as it is. You never want to say that your first is the best, but Im happy that the first ended up not being terrible. It gave us doorway to what wed want to do later.

        
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