Music may be so many issues which you could love a band for who they’re, what they stand for, and who they’re striving to be for simply as many causes as you possibly can adore their sound. That is how most would describe Washington DC’s Clergymen, a band that is a lot extra than simply one other punk band. Between operating their very own label Sister Polygon Data to enjoying exhibits for admirable causes, the 4 piece occurred to drop top-of-the-line albums of 2017 with Nothing Feels Pure.
Now after enjoying right here earlier within the yr, they’re returning to Houston to wow all in attendance at Day For Night time. the Houston Press took a second to talk with lead singer Katie Alice Greer to speak about genres, operating a report label, and being a touring band in at present’s already crowded area.
Because the band began out 5 years in the past, music journalists have referred to as them every thing from political to punk, however the labels are one thing that comes from everybody else it appears, and never the 4 piece.
“I do not assume we frequently take into consideration a style once we make music. It’s one thing that we’re labeled with after the very fact, and I perceive its function,” says Greer. “We began enjoying in individuals’s basements and had a arrange that is conventional for a rock or punk band, so I perceive why individuals categorize us that means. It is simply not probably the most fascinating method to consider music, for my part. We simply attempt to make music that is thrilling to us.”
The band’s newest providing, this yr’s Nothing Feels Pure took some time to return out, the truth is the band virtually broke up previous to it getting launched.
“We had some tough patches, and if I am being utterly trustworthy, Clergymen has all the time been going via some type of “tough” patches. We have all the time been a band of 4 equal voices, which as you may anticipate, may cause battle between robust personalities,” Greer says. “The problem of speaking has all the time been as rewarding because it has been irritating, it teaches you numerous in case you’re prepared to listen to its classes. We discovered rather a lot from the trials and errors of the recording course of as nicely. We discovered that recording the songs many occasions was truly actually helpful to the songwriting course of, nevertheless it was a disgrace that it was so costly and time-consuming to report so many variations that we thought can be the ultimate outcome. So this time we’re making an attempt to construct that course of in earlier than we begin, fairly than after the very fact.”
“Nothing Feels Pure” is as fascinating as it’s intense
Photograph Courtesy of Sister Polygon Data
The band additionally runs their very own label, one thing that may be daunting and troublesome for anybody individual to aim to do a lot much less a band making an attempt to write down and document in addition to tour. With Sister Polygon Data, the band who has additionally dropped work with Don Giovanni Data finds one thing rewarding in releasing their very own materials in addition to that of others.
“I personally like being liable for each step on this course of,” Greer says. “No offense to the non-morons operating massive labels, however I do not…