What’s up with Kansas? The second album by the American trio Priests is called The Seduction of Kansas because political science says that it is the state that usually anticipates the political direction that the United States is going to take. Because, it is worth acknowledging, that the USA is in reality that country that lies between two coasts and four time zones. And who knows if Priests are the band that will tip the scales towards the next punk, post-punk or… whatever revival.
For now the band formed by Katie Alice Greer, Daniele Daniele and G.L. Jaguar presents its candidacy with a second album produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen) that goes even deeper into their critical and at times inflammatory vision of North American society. After the reorganisation of the formation after the departure of their bass player Taylor Mulitz, the new Priests are more versatile, more atmospheric and, why not, more perverse. Once again released on their own label, Sister Polygon –on which they have also published Downtown Boys, Snail Mail and Sneaks–, The Seduction of Kansas picks up and extends the gauntlet thrown down by their acclaimed 2017 debut, with which they burst onto the scene bringing a transfusion of fresh blood that was much needed by punk.
After the widely talked about presentation of that debut at Primavera Sound 2017, Priests will show off their new skin at Sidecar in Barcelona on 29th October (at a concert organised in collaboration with the promoter Xtrarradio) and at Fun House in Madrid on 30th October (as an integral part of the SON Estrella Galicia cycle).
Sidecar, Barcelona (Tuesday / 29-10-2019)