Washington DC's DIY punk favourites Priests will be releasing a new album called The Seduction of Kansas via their own Sister Polygon label on April 5th. It follows up their 2017 debut album Nothing Feels Natural and is set to see them again exploring unusual sonic terrains while staying true to their guitar core.

Priests have shared the title track from the album, and, as usual with Priests, 'The Seduction of Kansas' is packed with unsettling images and pointed lyricism. They begin with a "bloodthirsty cherub choir," soon moving on to pot shots at the state of their nation, and then making further sardonic observations about the nature of Capitalism. Nevertheless, the chorus reverts to classic pop tropes, as Katie Alice Greer repeats "I'm the one who loves you, it's true," and makes it undoubtedly alluring. How do they tie all these elements together? With an infectious disco groove, topped with a sludgy bass, cutting guitar asides, atmospheric synths and a siren-like performance from Greer. This is all magnificently sewn together with the cleanliness of a high class designer.

The video for 'The Seduction of Kansas' is an equally compelling and stylish affair, designed and created by Katie Alice Greer. It features all three members of Priests dressed to the nines and getting up to no good in a lavish-looking ballroom. You can check that out below.

Priests' new album The Seduction of Kansas comes out through Sister Polygon on April 5th. They've announced a long stretch of live dates, including these ones in the UK:

Sat. May 11 - Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape
Sun. May 12 - Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade
Mon. May 13 - Manchester, UK @ YES (Pink Room)
Tues. May 14 - Glasgow, UK @ The Hug and Pint
Wed. May 15 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Thu. May 16 - London, UK @ 100 Club

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