Portland Duo Priory Debut New Video For ‘Weekend’

Portland Duo Priory Debut New Video For ‘Weekend’

Portland Duo Priory debut New Video For ‘Weekend’ Starring Nick Krause (The Descendants, Boyhood) and Bailey Noble (True Blood) Announce National Tour with The Kooks Starting September 24th

Portland duo Priory have debuted a new video for their single ‘Weekend.’ Starring Nick Krause (The Descendants, Boyhood) and Bailey Noble (True Blood) entangled in a twisted love story, the video takes place in a dusty old roller rink. Watch it via the Idolator premiere or YouTube. ‘Weekend’ debuted on the alternative radio charts in its first week and has climbed to #14, deeming the band a Billboard ‘Emerging Artist.’ Purchase the single on iTunes here. According to Brandon Rush and Kyle Sears of Priory, who make a cameo in the video:

“The song ‘Weekend’ came from the notion that everyone feels oppressed by an authority figure at some point in life. It could be a controlling parental figure, a boss at work or something bigger and beyond our control. The video was directed by our friend, David Vincent Wolf AKA White Ghandi, and we had a great time hanging with Nick Krause and Bailey Noble. There was definitely some chemistry on set, just saying.”

Brandon and Kyle 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. Turning their life experiences into catchy, positive songs with meaningful, cut-to-the-bone messages, 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. Their full-length album will be released later this year, and they’ll be embarking on a national tour with Britpop quartet The Kooks, starting in Santa Ana, CA on September 24th [dates below].

“Priory’s ‘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 “Under the Radar Artist You Should Be Listening To Right Now”

“Priory is about to be all over your stereo. The Portland duo come bursting onto the scene like a wrecking ball chariot with debut single, “Weekend,” a summertime stunner with all the makings of an out-of-nowhere alt radio smash.” -Neon Gold

“[Weekend’] is like an instant boost of Vitamin D. Don’t worry if you start singing along immediately, either.” – NYLON

“This celebratory song is one electro-pop rock jam that has us hooked.” – Refinery29


Priory on Tour with The Kooks

Sept 24 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory

Sept 25 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

Sept 26 San Diego, CA – House of Blues

Sept 28 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom

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

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




Christian Hamilton

Christian Hamilton

Christian is the founder and Editor of Rock Paper Rock as well as a freelance concert and event photographer serving the Pacific Northwest and Beyond. He is a certified member of the PPA and Gold Level member of the CPS. He has recently began working with Mental Itch Records and has launched his own Photography website.

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