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Refreshingly original but still grounded in traditional post-punk sounds, Priests’ album “Nothing Feels Natural” is a commendable addition to the DC punk canon. Like good post-punkers, Priests aren’t afraid to keep the sound sparse on songs like “Nothing Feels Natural” and “Leila 20”, letting the Sleater-Kinney vocals shine through over the rhythm section’s low Joy Division thing. Other songs take a different instrumental approach, with the songs “JJ” and “Suck” even incorporating a piano and saxophone. In total the band does a rather good job of bringing something new to post-punk’s trademark alienation.
Check out Priest's new album "Nothing Feels Natural" now available on Bandcamp
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