Put on Your Dancing Shoes, Friends, Protomartyr Has a New Video for "Want Remover"

Watch the video for the 'Under Color of Official Right' highlight, which was filmed at an "ecstatic dance" meeting in a yoga studio.

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Feb 10 2015, 4:20pm

Detroit's Protomartyr are many things, but they don't tend to be a band whose music you throw on to get people out on the dancefloor (if you're putting on music for a work crew about to literally rip up the floorboards, that's a different story). But they are a band whose music you can get transcendently lost in, which is what the dancefloor is really all about. Get past your inhibitions, friends. Let your freak flag fly. Let Protomartyr guide you as Joe Casey belts out the words "I'm free, free from fear."

Having trouble picturing it? You're in luck because Protomartyr also just put out an awesome video for "Want Remover," directed by Hanly Banks, that was filmed at "an 'ecstatic dance' meeting at an Austin, Texas yoga studio." This is hippie dancing shit at its finest, and I mean that in the best possible way: It's fun, it's uninhibited, it's pure physical activity channeling something deeper. Or at least that's what it looks like. I don't do yoga, but I have watched Judge Mathis, who's a focal point of this song, and I am all about removing earthly wants, which I think is also a theme of this song and definitely of contact improvisation-cum-yoga. Anyway, it's a cool video for "Want Remover," which is on last year's acclaimed Under Color of Official Right. Watch the video below:

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