Portland duo Priory have released their new 'Weekend' EP today, as they head into NYC for a release show on Wednesday, October 15th at the Mercury Lounge. The band kicked off their national tour last month with The Kooks, and have added west coast dates with White Arrows. They'll also be making an appearance at Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas [dates below]. Watch them perform a stripped-down version of 'Weekend' on the roof of Hollywood Towers in LA for Balcony TV.
The band's single, 'Weekend,' debuted on the alternative radio charts in its first week, and is featured on the EP alongside three brand new tracks. Brandon Rush and Kyle Sears sold everything they had (including their own blood), and built out a studio in an old cement factory. They dealt with hardships during the recording process - family members with cancer, friends that died of drug overdoses - but turned their life experiences into positive songs with meaningful messages. The best part is - they did it all themselves.
"'Weekend' combines the biggest, broadest elements of rock, pop, and EDM....both aesthetically ambitious and intensely accessible-the hook on the chorus is easily strong enough to cross all demographic boundaries." - Entertainment Weekly
"It's rare that a band comes out of the gates with a stadium-ready anthem, yet Priory has pulled off the trick with their party-ready track, "Weekend" and its singalong, universally-appealing chorus." - TIME 'Under the Radar Artist You Should Be Listening To Right Now'
"If 'Put Em Up' speaks for the rest of [Priory's] Weekend EP, then we're beyond excited for what else these guys have to say." - NYLON
"'Lost Gold' is an escapist open road anthem that can turn any journey into an adventure." - Neon Gold
2. Lost Gold
3. Put Em Up
4. Call To Arms
Priory On Tour
Oct 15 New York, NY - The Mercury Lounge
Oct 19 Richmond, VA - Canal Club
Oct 20 Nashville, TN - Exit/In
Oct 24 Las Vegas, NV - Life Is Beautiful Festival
Nov 7 Oakland, CA - Leo's*
Nov 10 Seattle, WA - Barboza*
Nov 11 Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl*
* w/ White Arrows
For more info, please visit:
Official Website: http://www.prioryband.com/