Priests: Jesus’ Son

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  • 1.4.19


The Seduction of Kansas, Priests' anticipated new record releases on April 5th, 2019 on Sister Polygon Records, and it is preceded by a third song, following the more art pop oriented title track, and the nervier, Good Time Charlie.

Jesus' Son leans towards the band's straightforward punk rock sound for which they have stood out from the crowd, and it is accompanied with an equally blunt clip, directed by David Ashton and Katie Alice Greer, which heavily channels the iconic video for Nine Inch Nails' March Of The Pigs from 1994.

"The mythology of a rock band relies heavily on building a captivating arsenal of visual signifiers, one of which is often a ‘live performance’ music video," say the band. "I put quotations around live performance because usually these are theatrically staged pantomimes of what the band would like the viewer to believe the actual live experience of their work to be like. We decided to try our hand at this as an expression of our identity— we are, in fact, a rock band— and so, we pay homage to those who have come before us (Blink 182, the Stone Roses, the Smiths, and perhaps most explicitly here, Nine Inch Nails). So now you know, in case you didn’t before: we are a rock band."

In regard to the song's objective and inspiration they comment: "We are of course nodding to Lou Reed's declaration that he felt 'just like Jesus' Son' way back when, a statement that launched a thousand others who perhaps too have felt like the son of god at one point or another. Many inquiring minds have already said they'd like to know who the song is about, it is certainly an apocalyptic sci-fi tale of epic proportions... perhaps it is about more than just a person?"






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