Live Review: Priests @ 9:30 Club — 6/15/19

Priests_930_6_19-2 copy Katie Greer fronts Priests at 9:30 Club on June 15, 2019. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath / Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic / GrillworksBen)

Refashioned post-punk quartet Priests really grooved to their appealing new songs at 9:30 Club recently in front of a very crowded hometown audience. In a very welcome development for a rapidly maturing band, the new songs proved the most fascinating in live performance.

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Music Park: Priests @ 9:30 Club — 12/1/17

Priests 930 Club 06 Katie Alice Greer fronts Priests at 9:30 Club on Dec. 1, 2017. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath /Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)

From the opening moments of “Appropriate” by Priests at 9:30 Club on Friday, the very full house could tell this was a different sort of Priests show.

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Ticket Giveaway: Priests @ 9:30 Club, 12/1/17

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DC quartet Priests have been winning the world in recent years. And so now it’s only fitting the DC punk darlings will play their first headlining show at mecca 9:30 Club on Friday, Dec. 1 after a world tour celebrating their first full-length album, Nothing Feels Natural, via their own Sister Polygon Records. You can win tickets to see Priests with Parklife DC.

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Snapshots: Priests @ Ottobar — 7/22/17

PriestsKatie Greer fronts Priests at Ottobar on Saturday, July 22, 2017. (Photo by David LaMason)

Just a hour’s drive (or less) from their home in DC (Singer, Katie Alice Greer even quipped that playing it was like staying over a friend’s house), Priests played a blistering set at the Ottobar in Baltimore Saturday night.

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Don’t Miss: Priests @ Ottobar, 7/22/17

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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.

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Music Park: Priests @ Black Cat — 3/11/17

Priests 11 Katie Alice Greer fronts Priests at Black Cat on Saturday, March 11, 2017.

Hometown heroes Priests wrapped a US tour with a smashing, sold-out show at Black Cat Saturday. Billed a record release party, Priests actually released their full-length debut, Nothing Feels Natural, at the end of January via their own Sister Polygon Records.

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New Release: ‘Nothing Feels Natural’ by Priests, 1/27/17

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Priests (Photo by Audrey Melton)

DC punk quartet Priests announced their debut full-length album, Nothing Feels Natural, which will see release on Jan. 27, 2017, via Sister Polygon Records, their own label.

In 2014, Priests grabbed our attention with a significant EP, Bodies and Control and Money and Power, which contained seven songs of punk rock fury. Since that time, Priests have been playing new songs live, suggesting that another release was in the works. Those songs have now culminated into this new album, announced today.

The band — consisting of Daniele Daniele (drums), Katie Alice Greer (vocals), GL Jaguar (guitar), and Taylor Mulitz (bass) — has matured a great deal sonically since the release of Bodies and Control and Money and Power, and I find that Gideon Jaguar’s surf-forward rockabilly guitar has become a more pronounced pillar of Priests’ overall sound.

Watch the official music video for “JJ” by Priests on YouTube:

According to a press release today, the Nothing Feels Natural album materializes thematically as “nine stories that crystallize into a bigger picture about the economics of human relationships, the invisibility of feminized labor, and the dual purpose of art for both the group and the individual.”

Sister Polygon also has supported various Priests side projects in recent months, including the bands Gauche and Flasher as well as an EP from Katie under the moniker KAG — EP A, released only this past Friday, Oct. 7.

Nothing Feels Natural Tracklist
1. Appropriate
2. JJ
3. Nicki
4. Lelia 20
5. No Big Bang
6. Interlude
7. Nothing Feels Natural
8. Pink White House
9. Puff
10. Suck

Pre-order Nothing Feels Natural from Sister Polygon at http://sisterpolygonrecords.bigcartel.com. Priests also have launched an official website at http://www.666priests666.com.