Priestess leave RCA for Tee Pee – album set for 2010 release (MP3), on tour now w/ Naam & Early Man (NYC Saturday)
DOWNLOAD: Priestess - "Ladykiller" (MP3)
Priestess at Webster Hall, opening for Pentagram (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Priestess are prior to, um, Prior to The Fire, their NEW LP for their new home, Tee Pee Records. The band released Hello Master in 2005, and are prepping the new joint for a 2/2/10 release, though the record was completed more than a year ago:
The record was completed in the fall of 2008... and we were extremely proud, everyone involved, of what we've done and checked it in the label and it was the same story again. 'Well look guys, we can see that you love this and it's a great new direction and you guys have matured, but we still don't hear a song that we want that we can use as a single. Can you guys continue to write more songs?'
And we were basically like, 'Uhh... No. This is it. We've got a good record here and we don't want to do anything forced.'
You can't force write a single, it's impossible to do that. At least it's impossible for us. We're not Tin Pan Ally songwriters; we're a rock band.
Priestess and RCA Records decided to go their separate ways. But unlike the long and nasty splits between band and label you always here about, the break between Priestess and RCA was actually peaceful.
Shockingly peaceful actually!... read more about it at ChartAttack, and download the first track (single?) above.
Naam recently posted part one of their ongoing tour diary from the road with Priestess and Early Man. Dig on that here. Remaining Priestess dates and the show flyer are below...
PRIESTESS, EARLY MAN, NAAM - 2009 TOUR DATES
Dec 9 2009 Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
Dec 10 2009 Blind Dog Windsor, Ontario
Dec 11 2009 Mohawk Buffalo, New York
Dec 12 2009 Charleston Brooklyn, New York