Darkwave project Panic Priest has unleashed his video for “Die Divine”, a crooning gothic-rock track whose cascading vocals and whirl of guitars conjure a sound that while reminiscent of The Mission, inexplicably transcends genre with it’s opulent fervor.
Watch the video below, and note homage in the intro to the classic 4AD artists who featured their backing tapes and members of the band.
Panic Priest is the musical project of singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jack Armondo (formerly of “dark pop” outfit My Gold Mask).
On the themes of “Die Divine” and the production of its video, Jack had this to say:
“To me, “Die Divine” is a song about choice and seduction. It’s about weighing one’s internal desires against their better nature and making self destructive decisions in a very conscious manner. It is also a bit romantic, like people who are fated together in this turbulent situation. I think the video treatment as directed by David Gall captures the songs themes of choice, struggle and release perfectly, while adding his own layer of interpretation to my lyrics.”
Panic Priestʼs self titled debut LP saw itʼs release in May of 2018 through Negative Gain Productions and was mixed and recorded in part by Adam Stillson of the electronic/shoegaze project New Canyons.
The album also features guest contributions from members of such acts as Wingtips, NITE, and Airiel. Throughout 2018 Panic Priest has been busy with regional tours, even going so far to appear as an official SXSW artist in Austin, TX.
- Dec 26 Detroit MI at Small’s Bar w/ Twin Tribes
- Jan 19 Chicago IL at Sleeping Village w/ Negative Gemini (TNK Fest)