LA Priest Releases New Single ‘Star”

LA Priest, has shared new “Star.” The track Follows the release of previous single “It’s You” and the announcement of his album, Fase Luna
LA Priest debuts new single “Star”

LA Priest, has shared new “Star.” The track Follows the release of previous single “It’s You” and the announcement of his forthcoming album, Fase Luna available My 5th via Domino Records. “Star” arrives alongside a trippy visualizer made by Sam himself, the body of his guitar reflecting the inner workings and sounds of his home studio.

Variously known as Sam Dust, LA Priest AKA: Sam Eastgate has built a reputation as a subversive, unpredictable musician, consistently innovating over the course of his work with his now defunct breakout band Late Of The Pier, his cherished Soft Hair collaboration with Connan Mockasin as well as his solo work under LA Priest.

Following the release of GENE, Sam received requests to build drum machines around the world, with one correspondent from Belize eventually inviting him over to work at their studio. And so, at the beginning of 2021, Sam upped sticks to swap the Welsh borders for central America, only to find upon arrival in Mexico that he would be unable to get into Belize due to travel restrictions. In that instant, what would become the third LA Priest album changed completely. Marooned by the beach in Puerto Morelos, Sam found inspiration from the sea.

Without a synthesizer in sight, this is the purest LA Priest record yet. And with drums laid down by local musician Carlos Gabriel Favela Manzano in Mexico as Sam hummed the melodies, the closest the record gets to modern technology of any kind is the translation tool he used to write the Spanish lyrics of far out “fairy story,” “Sail On.” Raw and unfiltered, Fase Luna offers a one-way ticket to another world.

“I want to give people a feeling that they’re free when they listen to it, it’s not bringing you back to reality, it’s escapism.”

LA Priest today also releases his very own DIY chord generator through his official website. Based on and using the code that he made when he was 12, the generator played a key part in the making of the record which fans can today experience first-hand for themselves. “The chord generator is a quick way to break out of habits when coming up with song ideas on guitar or other polyphonic instruments,” Sam explains. “I made it so that I could write dozens of song ideas and think outside the box a bit, and it helped me write half the songs on my latest album.”

LA Priest 2023 Tour Dates

May 18 – Rough Trade, Nottingham
May 19 – Rough Trade East, London
September 25 – Paradiso (Small Hall), Amsterdam, NL
September 26 – Berghain Kantine, Berlin, DE
September 27 – Hebebühne, Hamburg, DE
September 29 – Trix, Antwerp, BE
September 30 – La Boule Noire, Paris, FR
October 2 – YES, Manchester, UK
October 3 – The Hug & Pint, Glasgow, UK
October 4 – Headrow House, Leeds, UK
October 6 – Corsica Studios, London, UK SOLD OUT
October 7 – Dareshack, Bristol, UK

Purchase tickets for LA Priest HERE

Fase Luna by LA Priest is available to pre-order HERE


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