Portland duo Priory announce ‘Weekend’ EP and band on National Tour

By on September 29, 2014

PrioryPortland duo Priory have announced their new Weekend EP, set for release on October 14th. The band kicked off a national tour last week, including dates with The Kooks, and will be performing at LIfe Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas


The band recently released a new video for single ‘Weekend,’ starring Nick Krause (The Descendants, Boyhood) and Bailey Noble (True Blood), which was nominated for MTVU’s The Freshman. ‘Weekend’ debuted on the alternative radio charts in its first week and is headed for Top 10. They’ve been deemed a Billboard ‘Emerging Artist,’ TIME ‘Artist You Should Be Listening To Right Now,’ praised by Neon Gold, NYLON, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Idolator, PerezHilton, Refinery29 and more.


Brandon Rush and Kyle Sears met in a flophouse in Portland, sold everything they had (including their own blood), built out a studio in an old cement factory, and made a record they felt represented everything they were capable of. The band dealt with hardships during the recording process – family members with cancer, friends that died of drug overdoses – but overcame them through working together.

“‘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 “9 Under the Radar Artists You Should Be Listening To Right Now”

“…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 weekend

Weekend EP

1. Weekend

2. Lost Gold

3. Put Em Up

4. Call To Arms

Priory On Tour

Sept 29 Seattle, WA – Showbox at Market*

Oct 2 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre*

Oct 4 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue*

Oct 6 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall*

Oct 7 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*

Oct 8 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live*

Oct 9 Huntington, NY – The Paramount*

Oct 10 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair

Oct 11 S. Burlington, VT – Higher Ground

Oct 13 Toronto, ON – The Underground

Oct 15 New York, NY – The Mercury Lounge

Oct 20 Nashville, TN – Exit/In

Oct 24 Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful Festival

* w/ The Kooks


For more info, please visit:

Official Website: http://www.prioryband.com/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/prioryband

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/prioryband

Twitter: https://twitter.com/prioryband

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prioryband


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.