DC punk quartet Priests have hit the road through September with stops at Pitchfork Music Festival, Pickathon, Basilica Soundscape, and more! Tonight, the band are in Knoxville, Tennessee, as they make their way to Ottobar in Baltimore on Saturday, July 22.
Priests’ debut full-length album, Nothing Feels Natural, came out in January on their own Sister Polygon Records to universal acclaim.
“For Priests, the personal has always been political; the band recognizes that the self is fluid, and that how we interact with each other is just as vital as how we confront the world. That’s why Nothing Feels Natural, in 10 tracks that embody the spirit of punk — while fully embracing the R&B, pop and experimental layers that course through the band’s discography — presents itself as a broken and abstract view of what it means to live in a broken and abstract society,” said Lars Gotrich in a review for NPR Music.
Revisit the official music video for “JJ” by Priests on YouTube:
Here at Parklife DC, we have been big admirers of the dynamic voice of Katie Greer, the surf guitar of Gideon Jaguar, the roiling drums of Daniele Daniele, and the rhythmic riffs of Taylor Mulitz.
“Lest we forget: Priests are a band meant to be experienced live, and Saturday was simply more proof of that. The band has a tremendous stage presence, and each member has a connection with the other that strengthens their greater whole. As strong as their new album may be for a listen, seeing is believing in the case of Priests,” I wrote in response to their great homecoming show on March 11 at Black Cat.
w/ Permanent Waves (Christina Billotte of Slant 6 / Quixotic), LIP
Saturday, July 22
Doors @ 8pm