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Listen: The ‘Radiation/Personal Places’ 7’
Similar to: Having actual radiation rip apart your very existence.
In one moment remonstrative and passionate, in another paranoid and unhinged; new song ‘Radiation’ from Priests sets the band apart in terms of magnitude – it’s not their sole moment of furore, but it’s certainly one to bring them to the fore.
Beginning in earnest as a protest against corporate advertisements – complete with brand name-checks - the track steadily declines (in a good way) into a furious rant against penetrating unseen waves.
Hailing from Washington D.C. Priests straddle the fence between punk and no-wave, with the ability to meander musically when the mood should take them - the three-piece’s repertoire indicates little respect for convention, as I’m sure you’ll agree. And with early validation of their work on home turf, Priests are most certainly ones to watch.
DC residents: Priests play a show with Neu favourites Bleached on April 18th at DC9.
Read the Neu Bulletin verdict on Priests' 'Radiation' here and stream 7’ below, via. Sister Polygon Records:
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