Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Priests "Doctor" Revealed w/ NPR, Hometown DC Show Launches Nat'l Tour 6/2

Priests' powerful, frenetic sounds are the kind of music that's unafraid to look you in the eye and ask questions. It's hard to look away or turn it down when this Washington, DC four-piece plays: their music is full of peculiar tension, relentless energy, and a kind of thoughtful rage indebted to both waking up down the street from the White House and the typical, anonymous frustrations of city living. Priests’ punk prowess rides that perfect line between sounds that are alienated and bizarre, with an undeniable pop-catchiness. NPR All Songs Considered revealed EP track “Doctor” today and HERE is a link to post/share.
Not a moment is wasted on Priests’ debut as they traverse a surprisingly wide girth of aggressive sounds: from the devastating sweep of  "Design Within Reach" to the ripping B-side maelstrom of "Modern Love/No Weapon" and maniacal creep of "And Breeding". This isn't a record for the faint of heart or hearing and this theory will continue to be tested as the band takes their fierce lyrics and stomping beats to all ages venues across the country this spring, kicking things off in their hometown of Washington DC:
Priests Tour Dates
6/2: Washington DC @ Black Cat
6/3: New York, NY @ ABC No Rio (early)
6/3 New York, NY @ Cake Shop (late)
6/4: Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Playhouse
6/5: Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
6/6: Detroit, MI @ Trumbullplex
6/7: Chicago, IL @ Bric-A-Brac Records (daytime instore)
6/7: Chicago, IL @ Animal Kingdom
6/8: Milwaukee, WI @ Bremen Cafe
6/10: Grand Forks, ND @ Ojata Records/DogMahal DogHaus
6/12: Missoula, MT @ Ole Beck VFW Post
6/13: Olympia, WA @ The Northern
6/15: Seattle WA @ Black Lodge
6/18: Oakland, CA @ 1234 Go! Records
6/19: San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
6/20: Los Angeles, CA @ The Church on York
6/21: San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
6/23: Phoenix, AZ @ The Trunk Space
6/25: Austin, TX @ The Mohawk (inside)
6/26: Houston, TX @ Walter's
6/27: New Orleans, LA @ 2433 Onzaga St
6/28: Atlanta, GA @ Wonderroot
6/29: Raleigh, NC @ Nice Price Books + Records
Priests debut EP Bodies and Control and Money and Power will be released June 3 on Don Giovanni/Sister Polygon. It was recorded in Arlington, VA at Inner Ear Studio by Hugh McElroy and Kevin Erickson; and in Philadelphia at Fancy Time Studio by Kyle "Slick” Johnson.

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