Songs We Love: Protomartyr, 'Why Does It Shake?' : All Songs Considered The band follows one of the best albums of 2014 with a behemoth single called "Why Does It Shake?"

Protomartyr Returns With New Album — And A Brutal New Song

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Protomartyr's latest song, its best yet, is a fierce and unforgettable shredder. "Why Does It Shake?" — from the Detroit band's upcoming album, The Agent Intellect -- rumbles and roars with a gritty chug as frontman Joe Casey stares down his own mortality. "Sharp mind, eternal youth / I'll be the first to never die / Nice thought / And I'm never going to lose it."

"Why Does It Shake?" is the first single from The Agent Intellect, due out Oct. 9 on Hardly Art. It's the band's third full-length album in as many years and follows Under Color Of Official Right, one of the best albums of 2014.