Between the erosion of cultural/political norms and rapid deterioration of our planet, it can be difficult to follow all the buzz-worthy bands on our collective musical radar. Unless you have a workday that allows nonstop Spotify and Bandcamp streaming, it is easy to get lost, and even then it can be tough to keep up. It certainly does not help when band names are strikingly similar. Here is a handy breakdown of Priests vs. Priest, two artists with similar names, and how to avoid getting them mixed up.
Priests are a four-piece punk band from Washington, D.C., fronted by Katie Alice Greer, a charismatic young singer. Formed in 2012, they released a few tapes before their first EP in 2014. Their sound has a slight retro vibe; their particular strain of punk is a surf-tinged throwback to artists like Siouxsie Sioux and The Raincoats. Their latest record is Nothing Feels Natural, which they’ve been touring on for the better part of 2017. Priests played the Pitchfork Festival this July, and after years of playing smaller venues in the D.C. area, they’re finally headlining a show at the 9:30 Club. Here’s one of their videos:
The word “Priests” is ubiquitous on searches, and since they don’t want you to find clergy by mistake, the band uses the handle @PRIESTS_TWEET and @INSTA_PRIESTS to distinguish themselves. Their social media if full of stylish snaps, including them rocking the fuck out.
Priest is the synth-pop duo from Orlando, FL, fronted by Camille, a charismatic young singer. Formed in 2013, they released a few singles before their first EP in 2014. Their sound has a slight retro vibe; their particular strain of synth-pop is a throwback to dramatic, cinematic artists like Cocteau Twins and Eurythmics. Their latest single is “White Wing Dove,” a reference to Steve Nicks’ “Edge of Seventeen,” and could blow up if it’s given the right opportunity to become an earworm. Fire up your Spotify and give it a listen. There are no local tour dates yet, but after listening to them, you may whine on their Facebook page that they should swing by. Here’s a link to one of their videos:
The word “Priest” is ubiquitous on searches, and since they don’t want you to find clergy by mistake, the band uses the handle @priest_music to distinguish themselves. Their social media if full of stylish snaps, including them rocking the fuck out.