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Salad Days Magazine | April 20, 2024

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Priests: Vans Sidestripe Sessions

Priests: Vans Sidestripe Sessions
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This week’s session features music by DC band, Priests. Priests get into the shoebox and perform two songs from ‘The Seduction of Kansas’, “Control Freak” and “Jesus’ Son” accompanied by art created by Jess Scott.

Formed in Washington, DC in 2012, Priests adopted a DIY approach to creating and distribution of their music. Releasing music independently through their label, Sister Polygon Records, Priests wanted to develop a platform to release their music as well as like-minded artists with innovative and unconventional perspectives. It was their 2017 punk rock inspired release ‘Nothing Feels Natural’ that brought them mainstream attention. The album as mentioned on numerous “Best of” lists including the 25th spot on the Billboard Magazine.

Jess Scott is a living artist living in Los Angeles, CA. She works in paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculpture, graphic design, merchandise, et cetera. Scott also publishes QQQ, a print-only quarterly of conversations and incidental material from artists. She also exhibits artists in The Staircase, a ‘temporary, occasional gallery’ in Chinatown, Los Angeles.

Vans Sidestripe Sessions Season 2 is a global series celebrating collaboration, diversity, and expression through music and art. The two-song sessions feature performances from Vans‘ extended family of musicians; backdropped by original art installations from emerging artists. Each session is unique in sight and sound. Learn more about Jess Scott here.

Music credits:
‘Control Freak’
‘Jesus’ Son

About Vans

Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans® authentic collections are sold in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans® has over 2,000 retail locations globally including owned, concession and partnership doors. The Vans® brand promotes creative self-expression in youth culture across action sports, art, music and street culture and delivers progressive platforms such as the Vans Park Series, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans.

Vans Top Athletes:
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