Exclusive Protomartyr flexi disc with this month’s edition of Loud And Quiet

The third disc in our new series is a rare live recording of 'How He Lived After He Died', recorded at Brooklyn's Sugarhill Supper Club in 2014

With each new edition of Loud And Quiet, full subscribers now receive a limited edition, exclusive flexi disc from one of the artists we’ve interviewed. We’ve already had discs from Pigs x 7 and Robbie & Mona, and this month’s is a real cracker, from Protomartyr, who’ve given us a rare live recording of ‘How He Lived After He Died’, from their 2012 debut album No Passion All Technique.

As singer Joe Casey explains below, this version of the song was recorded at Brooklyn’s Sugarhill Supper Club in 2014.

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Protomartyr are interviewed in issue 159 of L&Q, which will be in stores and posted to subscribers from 27 May. We will announce who will be joining them in the issue tomorrow.

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Here’s what Joe Casey has to say about this particular version of the track:

Joe Casey: This version of ‘How He Lived After He Died’ was recorded on a hot July night at the Sugarhill Supper Club in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn in 2014. We were at the end of a little tour opening for Parquet Courts and this was a “triumphant homecoming” for them about a week after their album Sunbathing Animal came out. I don’t remember too many particulars from the night. There was a security guard named Shadow that looked like Blade. There were chicken sandwiches with the bones left in. It was sweltering, therefore it was one of the handful of shows where I removed my jacket. From the pictures of that evening, the jacket in question was my original tuxedo coat I purchased from a Goodwill for 10 dollars so I could work as a doorman at the Gem Theatre. That’s where I met Greg and where we first drunkenly discussed starting Protomartyr. That jacket should be in some very cheap museum. Sadly I sweated that poor thing into oblivion years ago.

As far as this song goes, I can’t believe we bummed the crowd, ostensibly there to celebrate, with such a morose song. In retrospect, it was (and some say is) one of the “early not terrible” songs we had, so I suppose it was chosen for this reason. As much as I love the song, it is about my dear old dad dying, so I don’t like playing it too much nowadays. I hope you enjoy the song. I am confident that it just might magically transport you back to 2014 Brooklyn in the waning days of the American music business.