Priestbird Break New Ground On ‘In Your Time’

Tuesday, 23 January 2007

(New York, NY) Formerly known as Tarantula AD, Priestbird will release their debut full length In Your Time on April 17, 2007. The band will support this release with a tour this Spring opening for The Sword.

Since the release of Book of Sand in late 2005, Tarantula AD’s sound has been constantly evolving to the point where the band members felt an overall change was in order. Taking their name in reference to a character in one of their songs that looks after the bird spirits on the afterlife, Priestbird start a new life with In Your Time. According to Gregory Rogove, “For this record we developed most of the songs in the studio, which allowed us to focus on song-writing, building environmental textures and maintaining a certain mood for a longer period of time instead of the schizophrenia-type writing that we explored in Tarantula AD.”

Recorded in the Kemado Studios by Black Crowes’ engineer Chris Ribando, In Your Time finds all three musicians playing various instruments and each singing on different parts of the record, which is a first for them. The multi-layered duality of the record starts with heavy opener “Life Not Lost” that quickly changes pace with the more sublime “Season Of The Sun.” Songs like the title track and “Last To Know” present a lush soothing almost otherworldly sound alongside the stark orchestration of tracks like “Kliminz” and “Mandog.”
Under the Tarantula AD name, the band has played shows all over the world with the likes of Pearl Jam, Medeski, Martin, & Wood, Dungen, Devendra Banhart and more.

Priestbird: _Danny Bensi – vocals, cello, violin, piano, guitar, bass, organ, banjo _Saunder Jurriaans – vocals, guitar, bass, sarod _Gregory Rogove – vocals, drums, percussion, piano, organ, flute, and the forks

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