Priests detail new LP, release “Right Wing,” expand tour (3 NYC dates total, including MoMA PS1 with 1/2 of Swearin’)
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
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