Priests – Nothing Feels Natural (Sister Polygon Records, 2017)
Priests full-length album has brought punk-rock back to life. Lead singer Katie Alice Greer greets us with her sassy, raspy voice in the opening track “Appropriate.” This gritty punk-rock song will take you back to the CBGB days in NYC. The song introduces this album just right, with its noisy, cacaphonic mess of industrial sound mixtures—it’s just like a rock party extravaganza. In “Jj,” the beginning backdrop guitar sounds like the theme song of a 70s TV sitcom. This album is definitely a refreshing take on punk-rock with a mix of instrumentals and sounds from different eras. In “Big Bang,” Priests delivers a track that is reminiscent of 60s garage rock, where the guitar riffs are simple and repeated all while Greer raises her voice for justice in today’s society. “Nothing Feels Natural” is the flagship song of the album as Greer’s voice sounds most eloquent here. The album is a great mix of eccentric, high-energy punk- rock tracks with meaningful lyrics.
Trial track: “Nothing Feels Natural”