The 24 Best Bands We Saw in Austin (And Some Dogs, Too)

We just got home from SXSW, and saw more than 50 bands in the span of five days. Here's the best of what we saw.
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2017

SXSW 2017: The Best Live Music We Saw Friday, Featuring Kelela, Broncho, More

As South By Southwest collided with St. Patrick's day on Friday, the SPIN staff spent the day hopping between official showcases, and our Empire Garage &…
SPIN Staff / March 18, 2017

Priests, Downtown Boys, Screaming Females, More Sign Open Letter Regarding SXSW’s Deportation Clause

Dozens of bands and musicians have signed an open letter directed to the organizers of SXSW, demanding that the festival remove clauses from its contract regarding deportation…
Andy Cush / March 3, 2017

Video: Merchandise – “Right Back to the Start”

Merchandise have shared a video for "Right Back to the Start," an album cut from last year's A Corpse Wired for Sound. Directed by the band's…
Jeremy Gordon / February 8, 2017

Priests’ Activist Rock in an Unsettled D.C.

On the night before Donald Trump would be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, the Washington D.C. rock band Priests was…
Jeremy Gordon / February 2, 2017

Review: Priests’ Nothing Feels Natural Is Vital Post-Punk for Trump’s America

Anyone who’s said "at least a Trump presidency will make punk rock great again" hasn’t been paying attention to Priests, the D.C. band who’ve been…
Nina Mashurova / January 27, 2017

Stream Priests’ New Album Nothing Feels Natural Right Now

D.C. post-punks Priests' full-length debut Nothing Feels Natural won't officially be out until January 27, but we needed their restless, frustrated message in our ears before January…
Anna Gaca / January 19, 2017

New Music – Priests: “Nothing Feels Natural”

After sharing the gnarled "JJ" and Sleater-Kinneyian "Pink White House," the D.C. punk quartet Priests give us "Nothing Feels Natural," the title track from their…
Andy Cush / January 13, 2017

Priests on Welfare Reform

With the most important election of this generation looming–and the conversation around the ethics, corruption, morality, and overt xenophobia associated with the presidential campaigns continuing…
Katie Alice Greer / November 3, 2016

November 2016: What’s Going On?

With the most important election of this generation looming—and the conversation around the ethics, corruption, morality, and overt xenophobia associated with the presidential campaigns heightening…
SPIN Staff / November 2, 2016

Video: Priests – “Pink White House”

Priests have shared a video for "Pink White House," which appears on their upcoming album, Nothing Feels Natural. It's directed by singer Katie Alice Greer, and depicts a…
Jeremy Gordon / November 1, 2016

Priests Announce Debut Full-Length Nothing Feels Natural, Share “JJ” Video

After a string of acclaimed EPs and cassettes, the D.C. punk quartet Priests will release their debut full-length Nothing Feels Natural January 27th, on their own label Sister…
Andy Cush / October 11, 2016

Priests Deliver a Pair of Post-Punk Sermons in New York City

Priests celebrated the June 3 arrival of their new EP, Bodies and Control and Money and Power, by tearing through two release-day shows in New…
SPIN Staff / June 4, 2014

SPIN Singles Mix: 10 Baddygirls, Smalltown Boys, and Auto-Tuned Stoics

Welcome to SPIN's inaugural Singles Mix! Every Friday SPIN's staff writers will pick their favorite, must-hear tracks from the week for your weekend playlists. From…
SPIN Staff / May 16, 2014

Hear Priests’ Swaggering, Defiant ‘Doctor’

The D.C. punks in Priests are set to release their Don Giovanni Records debut on June 3, and now that we're less than a month…
Colin Joyce / May 13, 2014
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