Priests - Nothing Feels Natural
Nothing Feels Natural is the first full-length by Washington, D.C.'s Priests.åÊRecorded in the fall of 2016, the record is the culmination of two years' writing, touring, tweaking, and refining.åÊThroughout that time the band has carved out an existence on its own terms, performing mostly all-ages shows bookedåÊvia a network of like-minded artists both within and outside punk communities.åÊThe album represents a major step forward for Priests. It's the bands most stylistically diverse set of songs to date, expandingåÊon their lo-fi post-punk bona-fides with ideas drawn from pop, R&B, and industrial noise. Thematically, NothingåÊcan be understood as a series of vignettes -- nine stories that crystallize into a bigger picture about the economics ofåÊhuman relationships, the invisibility of feminized labor, and the dual purpose of art for both the group and the individual.åÊThe album will be the first full-length LP released on Sister Polygon Records, the label that Priests founded and operate.åÊPriests are Daniele Daniele (drums), Katie Alice Greer (vocals), G.L. Jaguar (guitar), and Taylor Mulitz (bass). Formed inåÊ2011, the band has proven a valuable force for strangeness in a city that is increasingly terraformed by norms. More significantly,åÊthey've helped to raise the general standard of show-going at home through cassettes and singles released on SisteråÊPolygon, including music by bands like Sneaks, Snail Mail, Pinkwash, Cigarette, Downtown Boys, and numerousåÊPriests-affiliated groups like Gauche and Flasher. Still, even amidst thriving hometown creativity, Priests possess a singularåÊgravity. They are physical and combustible, urgent and visceral.åÊNothing Feels Natural is out January 27th on Sister Polygon Records.