Monday, March 30, 2015

Priory Announce Full-length Album "Need To Know"

MTV 'Artist To Watch' Prepares for SXSW, Tour with Kaiser Chiefs, Governor's Ball, Bonnaroo and More

Alt-pop group Priory have announced the release of their full-length Warner Bros. Records debut, Need To Know, out April 7th. Recently deemed an MTV 2015 'Artist To Watch,' the Portland, OR-based duo will embark on a North American tour with Britpop band Kaiser Chiefs, and make appearances at SXSW, Governor's Ball and Bonnaroo. Tickets are on sale at 

Priory's Brandon Rush and Kyle Sears met at a flophouse in Portland, sold everything they had (including their own blood), and built a studio in a cement factory to make a record they felt represented everything they were capable of. Their anthemic song 'Weekend' has been making waves on pop and alternative radio, climbing the Top 40 charts, and the band embarked on a nationwide tour last fall, including performances at Live In the Vineyard and Life Is Beautiful fest. They also made their late night television debut on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Watch them perform 'Weekend' and 'Big Love.' 
Deemed a USA Today 'On the Verge' artist and TIME 'Artist You Need To Hear,' Priory also performed on VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live and FUSE's Trending10. 'Weekend' was featured on ESPN Sportscenter Gameday throughout the football season, and the band's music appears in the latest Taco Bell commercial. 

Need To Know Tracklisting

1. Call To Arms
2. Put Em Up
3. Weekend
4. Friends and Demons
5. Lost Gold
6. New Thing
7. Paper Tiger
8. Big Love
9. Need To Know
10. Mother Mary


Priory On Tour 

03/18-03/21 @ SXSW

04/20 Victoria BC @ Distrikt*
04/21 Vancouver BC @ Commodore Ballroom*
04/22 Seattle WA @ Showbox at the Market*
04/24 San Francisco CA @ The Regency Ballroom*
04/25 Los Angeles CA @ The Wiltern*
04/26 San Diego CA @ House of Blues*
04/28 Tucson AZ @ Rialto Theatre*
04/30 Austin TX @ Stubb's: Outdoors*
05/01 Dallas TX @ Trees*
05/02 Houston TX @ Warehouse Live*
05/05 Lawrence KS @ Liberty Hall*
05/06 St. Louis MO @ The Pageant*
05/09 Carrboro NC @ Cat's Cradle*
05/10 Richmond VA @ The National*
05/12 Baltimore MD @ Rams Head Live*
05/13 New York NY @ Irving Plaza*
05/15 Boston MA @ House of Blues*
05/16 Montreal QC @ Corona Theatre*
05/17 Toronto ON @ The Phoenix*
06/05-06/07 New York, NY @ Governor's Ball
06/11-06/14 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
* with Kaiser Chiefs

"'Weekend' combines the biggest, broadest elements of rock, pop, and EDM....both aesthetically ambitious and intensely accessible-the hook on the chorus is easily strong enough to cross all demographic boundaries." - Entertainment Weekly

"It's rare that a band comes out of the gates with a stadium-ready anthem, yet Priory has pulled off the trick with their party-ready track, 'Weekend' and its singalong, universally-appealing chorus." - TIME

"...with a blissed-out melody and a soaring chorus, 'Weekend' is like an instant boost of Vitamin D. Don't worry if you start singing along immediately, either."NYLON 

"Priory come bursting onto the scene like a wrecking ball chariot with debut single, 'Weekend,' a stunner with all the makings of an out-of-nowhere alt radio smash."Neon Gold

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