The curious world in which music inhabits, where labels get placed on things because we’re all just trying to get someone to engage, can be stifling for some. Washington, D.C. trio Priests hates being called punk and really seems to despise being labelled as political, and their latest single “Jesus’ Son” from their forthcoming album The Seduction of Kansas steers most listeners into a space where they’re not sure what to call the band. We like that. The uncertainty of what the album will be is where we like things, as it seems so does the band.
The song, not a clear cut departure from what they became known for, is rife with sonic touches. lead by thundering drums and a gurgling bass, the stabs of guitar and searing vocals pierce what you may be expecting causing an exciting and fearless sound. Priests isn’t playing for approval here, they seem to go at this track with a nuance of reckless abandonment while staying a bit dark and never losing the energy that makes them so noteworthy.
You can stream “Jesus’ Son” on all streaming sites, you can purchase it in all digital music stores, and you can pre-order The Seduction of Kansas on multiple formats directly from Sister Polygon Records ahead of its April 05 release date. Priests will embark on a massive tour beginning April 15 at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA until July 09 at The Record Bar in Kansas City, MO. A complete list of the band’s upcoming appearances can be located here.
Image Credits: Photo by Erika Reinsel.