January 21st 2015 – Portland alt-pop group Priory have been deemed an MTV 2015 ‘Artist To Watch,‘ the network’s annual year-long spotlight for artists on the edge of superstardom. Previous MTV Artists to Watch have included Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Lorde, Iggy Azalea, Disclosure and more. The band will also be making their SXSW 2015 debut, as well as performing at Governor’s Ball andBonnaroo.
Priory’s Brandon Rush and Kyle Sears met at a flophouse in Portland, sold everything they had (including their own blood), and built a studio in a cement factory to make a record they felt represented everything they were capable of. Their anthemic song ‘Weekend‘ has been making waves on pop and alternative radio, climbing the Top 40 charts, and the band embarked on a nationwide tour last fall, including performances at Live In the Vineyard and Life Is Beautiful fest. They also made their late night television debut on ABC‘s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Watch them perform ‘Weekend‘ and ‘Big Love.’
Deemed a USA Today ‘On the Verge’ artist and TIME ‘Artist You Need To Hear,’ Priory also performed onVH1 Big Morning Buzz Live and FUSE‘s Trending10. ‘Weekend’ was featured on ESPN Sportscenter Gamedaythroughout the football season, and the band’s music appears in the latest Taco Bell commercial. They will release their Warner Brothers Records full-length debut in Spring 2015.

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“‘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

“…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 come bursting onto the scene like a wrecking ball chariot with debut single, ‘Weekend,’ a stunner with all the makings of an out-of-nowhere alt radio smash.” – Neon Gold

 

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For more info on Priory, please visit:
Official Website: http://www.prioryband.com/

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