Posted in music | tour dates on March 26, 2014

by Andrew Sacher


As discussed, DC punks Priests signed to Don Giovanni for their debut LP, which they've since announced is called Bodies and Control and Money and Power and will be out on June 3. They just released the album's first single, "Right Wing." It's a lot calmer and more of a mid-tempo rocker than some of their more abrasive cuts like "Leave Me Alone," but still powerful in its own way. Check it out, along with the LP artwork and tracklist, below.

As previously discussed, Priests are touring with UK punks Good Throb this year, and hitting NYC on April 5 at Death by Audio for a stacked bill that includes Nuclear Spring, La Misma and Exit Order. Since we last spoke, that tour's been expanded and now also includes another Death by Audio show on April 18 which sees Priests and Good Throb joined by Brooklyn's Household and Arm Candy (who they've played with before).

Before that tour starts, Priests will be at the VW Dome of MoMA PS1 this Sunday (3/30) for the venue's 'Sunday Sessions.' This week's installment will be "an afternoon of discussion and music surrounding feminist punk rock with artists who embrace viceral and engaged performance underlined by socio-political critique" and also includes Olga Bell (Dirty Projectors), Allison Crutchfield & Kyle Gilbride of Swearin', and Downtown Boys. The artists will be in discussion with Pitchfork's Jenn Pelly. Tickets are on sale now.

Updated dates are listed, with the song stream, artwork and tracklist, below...


Priests - "Right Wing"


1. Design Within Reach
2. Doctor
3. New
4. Powertrip
5. Modern Love / No Weapon
6. Right Wing
7. And Breeding


Priests -- 2014 Tour Dates
03/30/2014 Long Island City, NY MoMA PS1 w/ Olga Bell, 1/2 of Swearin, Downtown Boys
04/04/2014 Swarthmore, PA Swarthmore University w/ Tweens, Tunde Olaniran, Sally Cyborg
04/05/2014 Brooklyn, NY Death By Audio w/Good Throb, La Misma, Exit Order, & Nuclear Spring
04/06/2014 Boston, MA Spaced Mountain w/ Good Throb, No Sir I Won't, Leather Dadd
04/07/2014 Rochester, NY Black Lodge w/ Green Dreams, Good Throb, & Pony Hand
04/08/2014 Detroit, MI Trumbull Plex w/ Good Throb
04/09/2014 Chicago, IL TBD w/ Good Throb, Final Grin, & Broken Prayer
04/10/2014 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups w/ Good Throb & Katherine
04/11/2014 Pittsburgh, PA TBD w/ Good Throb
04/12/2014 Washington, DC St. Stephen & The Incarnation Episcopal Churc DAMAGED CITY FEST
04/13/2014 Raleigh, NC TBD w/ Good Throb
04/14/2014 Richmond, VA TBD w/ Good Throb, Christi, & Vulgar
04/15/2014 Baltimore, MD Barclay House w/ Good Throb & The Deads
04/16/2014 Philadelphia, PA Lava Space w/ Good Throb, Hunger, & Latex
04/17/2014 New Brunswick, NJ Circuit City w/ Good Throb & 3Jane
04/18/2014 Brooklyn, NY Death by Audio w/ Good Throb, Household & Arm Candy



Comments (19)

Nice stash, John Waters

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 11:31 AM

As discussed, derp da derp dee derp

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 11:39 AM

Eye confused.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 11:40 AM

Nothing remarkable about this, but I'm guessing they'll be Perfect Pussy hyped.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 11:41 AM

Don Giovanni is an immediate red flag for garbage music

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 11:51 AM

Wish I had a pencil thin mustache.



Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 12:09 PM

I do like this band....BUT, please tell me their LP is not just 7 songs. Please let that me a mistake....way too short for an album.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 12:33 PM

LOL @ "a chaz bono type deal"

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 12:47 PM

Thems some fucking hipsters right there...

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 12:57 PM

11:41 this is like if perfect pussy were actually good though

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 1:41 PM

Janet Weiss looks young in this photo.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 2:32 PM

it's an EP, not an LP. BV just got the info wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 2:52 PM

Shave that...thing.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 3:02 PM

Janet Weiss has a nice kit. I was watching a Wild Flag vid and those tom toms were sweet.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 3:20 PM

2:52, Thanks!

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 4:03 PM

A band with someone who tries to hook up with passed out girls is speaking about FEMINISM.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 4:41 PM

Dirty Projectors are feminist punk? Swearin' are feminist punk?

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 6:58 PM

Ian MacKaye wouldn't touch this with a 10-foot moustache.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 10:43 PM

Wow that sent chills down my spine

Posted by Fayari Official | May 12, 2014 4:53 AM

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