Taking their name from the 1954 Robert Bresson film, Diary of a Country Priest, Chicago foursome Country Priest – P.D. Young, Kylene Young, Drew Flippin & Mike Middleton – have a way with crafting earworm cuts of indie-rock.
A case in point being new single ‘Compromised’, lifted from Chicago outfit’s forthcoming EP, Icarus. Urgent, frenetic and armed with a mightily melodic hook, ‘Compromised’ purrs as it goes through gears, as percussion and guitars cut through with a mild layer of fuzz – and vocals grow, swell to soar above melodic, ear-pleasing fuzz below. Indie-rock can be a much maligned term but when done well, as is the case here, it is as rewarding as any genre.
Tune into ‘Compromised’ below, it’ll have you foot tapping away in no time at all.