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
4. Lelia 20
5. No Big Bang
7. Nothing Feels Natural
8. Pink White House
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.