Protomartyr and Preoccupations are doing a joint show at Brighton Music Hall on Monday, November 26th as part of the Fenway Recordings Sessions. We’re giving away two tickets!

Protomartyr are a post-punk band from Detroit. The band started as Greg Ahee (guitar) and Alex Leonard (drums) were performing as a duo called Butt Babies. Joe Casey joined Butt Babies to perform vocals. When Scott Davidson (bass) joined Butt Babies in 2010, the band became Protomartyr. Their most recent album Relatives in Descent (2017) is their first on Domino Records. According to their bio, it is about “the unknowable nature of truth, and the existential dread that often accompanies that unknowing.”

Fun fact: there is a Tumblr that compiles music writers’ struggles to describe frontman Joe Casey. Its description reads: “Music writers have had a hard time trying to wrap their minds around Protomartyr frontman Joe Casey’s unique brand of anti-charisma.”

Preoccupations are also a post-punk band, formerly called Viet Cong. Pitchfork labeled them as “labyrinthine post-punk” when they were still performing under their previous name. Their latest album New Material was released on Jagjaguwar. “It’s an ode to depression,” singer Matt Flegel said in a statement. “To depression and self-sabotage, and looking inward at yourself with extreme hatred.”

This giveaway closes Sunday, November 24 at 10 PM, so get your submission soon! Simply like Sound of Boston on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, and fill out the form below to enter for a chance to win.

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