Many good stories start with a case of beer and a blank canvas, so maybe the newly formed Protmartyr had some kind of premonition when entering Chicago’s Hi Bias studios in late 2011. With only four hours recording time booked, the loose idea was to record enough music to fill an EP or two; instead they laid down enough material for this, what would become their debut album.
No Passion, All Technique sold out it’s miniscule initial pressing and by word of mouth the band began to garner a reputation as the Windy City’s best ramshackle moan. In singer Joe Casey they had someone who could take the collective stimuli of their to hand environment and turn it into full throttle punk that sounded like The Fall and Black Flag shouting over each other: you can be certain that this is one of this year’s must have re-issues, despite the modest amount of additional archive material.
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