10 Songs, 33 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their debut album, fiery D.C. post-punk outfit Priests cram a record’s worth of drama into opening track “Appropriate” alone; after sprinting out of the gate with a riot grrrl-schooled screech, the song rebuilds into something far more sinister. It’s the first startling moment on a collection packed with sucker-punch surprises: “JJ” spikes its surf-rock surge with playful piano, while the Cure-like title track turns from mournful to cathartic thanks to Katie Alice Greer’s bracing voice, soulful and serrated in equal measure.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their debut album, fiery D.C. post-punk outfit Priests cram a record’s worth of drama into opening track “Appropriate” alone; after sprinting out of the gate with a riot grrrl-schooled screech, the song rebuilds into something far more sinister. It’s the first startling moment on a collection packed with sucker-punch surprises: “JJ” spikes its surf-rock surge with playful piano, while the Cure-like title track turns from mournful to cathartic thanks to Katie Alice Greer’s bracing voice, soulful and serrated in equal measure.

TITLE TIME
5:13
2:57
3:40
3:09
2:48
1:17
3:59
4:05
1:52
4:33

About Priests

Washington, D.C.-based post-punk quartet Priests formed in late 2011, creating raucous blasts of noisy, politically charged punk fronted by vocalist Katie Alice Greer with guitarist G.L. Jaguar, drummer Daniele Daniele, and bassist Taylor Mulitz. The project was the first musical venture for most of the players (though both Greer and Daniele would later join the revolving-door cast of fellow D.C. punk intellectuals Chain & the Gang), and the newly formed Priests quickly recorded a demo-like cassette and began touring, first locally and then across the States, quickly gaining a reputation for their frenetic live show. A 7" single, a second cassette, and a few compilation appearances followed before the 2014 arrival of mini-album Bodies and Control and Money and Power, which was recorded with production help from Black Eyes member Hugh McElroy. The band's 2017 debut album, Nothing Feels Natural, found Priests balancing their outbursts with a more eclectic -- but just as forceful -- approach. ~ Fred Thomas

  • ORIGIN
    Washington, DC
  • FORMED
    2011

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