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Priests unveil video for new song “Pink White House” — watch

on November 01, 2016, 11:15am


On January 27th, Priests will finally loose their full-length debut, Nothing Feels Natural. The album spans 10 new tracks, which are meant to be processed as a collection of “vignettes” 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.”

The DC punk outfit previewed the LP with “JJ”, one of the best songs of October. Priests are back this week with “Pink White House”, a rattling cut with angular guitars that recall Sleater-Kinney. The track’s accompanied by a fun music video directed by the band’s own Katie Alice Greer; in a statement, she spoke at length about both the tune and visual:

“Lyrically, this is a Priests song I am maybe most proud of to date. I am very inspired by the filmmaker Adam Curtis, the first time I saw ‘It Felt Like A Kiss’ I thought, man, I want to start a band where I can write lyrics the way this guy makes films, like these politically pointed surreal avant-garde narratives, and then I met Daniele and we started Priests. So for me, ‘Pink White House’ is a step towards achieving this style of lyricism. I’m excited about that. Musically we wrote the first half and then were like, ‘where do we go from here?’ We wanted the second half of the song to feel like you’re in a new scene of the story, where “come on palm trees” starts. It was very fun and adventurous for us, writing this way! For the video, I wanted to do something playing on the notion that pop culture repackages your identity and sells it back to you for ‘entertainment.'”

Check out “Pink White House” above. Additionally, Priests have lined up a 2017 tour in support of the album; see those dates below.

Priest 2016-2017 Tour Dates:
11/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Broad
01/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
02/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits
02/04 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
02/06 – Montreal, QC @ Casa del Popolo
02/07 – Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar Room
02/08 – Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
02/09 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
02/10 – Madison, WI @ Rathskeller
02/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
02/15 – Vancouvre, BC @ 333
02/16 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
02/17 – Portland, OR @ Disjecta
02/18 – Eugene, OR @ The Boreal
02/19 – Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
02/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex
02/22 – San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
02/23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
02/24 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
02/25 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
02/27 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
02/28 – McAllen, TX @ Yerberia Cultura
03/01 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s
03/02 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
03/03 – Tallahasee, FL @ Wolf’s Den
03/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
03/05 – Durham, NC @ Pinhook
03/11 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat

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