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Priory releases ‘Lady of Late’

July 14, 2011 by  

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Priory releases ‘Lady of Late’

Portland, Oregon-based indie-pop/electronic-folk outfit Priory, comprised of Brandon Johnson (vocals, bass), Kyle Dieker (acoustic guitar, keys, bells, falsetto), Joe Mingus (drums), and Greg Harpel (lead guitar, bells, keys), have returned home from their first (of many) U.S. tours promoting their debut, self-titled ful-length.

Continuing to promote their album, which is hot off the presses, they have released a video for the album’s first single, “Lady of Late.”

Instantly infectious, yet not a sugar-pop album that will be easily discarded, Priory walks a tightrope between immediately catchy, instantly warming songs, and subdued, complex layers that take multiple listens to start to unravel and understand the true depth of their work.

“It’s finding that balance between the standard acoustic instruments and partnering them with huge electronic bass and keyboard licks,” says the band’s Kyle Dieker when asked to describe their sound. “Priory is all about tones and where those sounds sit in a song. Blending folk melodies with pop sensibility, Priory takes from a collection of sounds and brings them together into something that is familiar yet innovative.”

They come out swinging; creating music that could simply be described as ‘beautiful,’ reeling you in, but offering up much more for those that take the journey and visit it over and over again.

“I want people that hear our album to feel something,” admits Johnson. “Some of our subject matter is not all that light and fluffy, not unlike life, but I believe there is always a positive side. There is a glass half full, if we choose to perceive it that way. And, a little nursery rhyme melody can often add a sense of whimsy to a dark subject matter.”

“Every song on the album means something to us. We did not want there to be any filler,” Johnson adds.

http://www.priorymusic.com






 

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