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 & the typical, anonymous frustrations of city living. Priests' punk prowess rides that perfect line between sounds that are alienated & bizarre, with an undeniable pop-catchiness.
Released June 3 on Don Giovanni/Sister Polygon, Bodies and Control and Money and Power isn't a record for the faint of heart or hearing. This theory will continue to be tested as the band takes their fierce lyrics & 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 show)
6/3: New York, NY @ Cake Shop NYC (late show)
6/4: Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Playhouse
6/5: Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
6/6: Detroit, MI @ Trumbullplex
6/7: Chicago, IL @ Animal Kingdom
6/8: Milwaukee, WI @ Locust Street Festival of Music and Art, 3:15pm
6/9: Minneapolis, MN @ Hexagon Bar
6/10: Grand Forks, ND @ Ojata Records/DogMahal DogHaus
6/12: Missoula, MT @ Ole Beck VFW Post 209
6/13: Olympia, WA @ The Northern
6/14: Portland, OR @ Laughing Horse Books
6/15: Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge
6/18: Oakland, CA @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Records
6/19: San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
6/20: Los Angeles, CA @ pehrspace
6/21: San Diego, CA @ The Ché Café Collective
6/23: Phoenix, AZ @ The Trunk Space
6/25: Austin, TX @ The Mohawk (inside)
6/26: Houston, TX @ Walters Downtown
6/27: New Orleans, LA @ 2433 Onzaga St
6/28: Atlanta, GA @ WonderRoot
6/29: Raleigh, NC @ Nice Price Books and Records
Photo credit: Matthew Pandolfe
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