From the within the boundaries of the Northwest, Priory is comprised of four members who have convened to assemble the variances of their musical convictions. Songwriting began with the reunion of long time collaborators Brandon Johnson and Kyle Dieker in 2008. Greg Harpel was soon added to the roster on guitar. Recent addition of renowned Portland drummer Joe Mingus (Climber) on drums rounds out the sound. Using Portland as a base of operations and strong support of the community therein, Priory has successfully honed in on the infectious sound.
The sound is rooted in folk, with the hooks of the best pop, the energy of electronic instrumentation, and the solid backbone of punk rock percussion. In addition, the use of eclectic vocal harmonies bring an anthemic charge. Truly such a dynamic sound cannot be found elsewhere.
Beyond appearances at such festivals as Neon Reverb in Las Vegas, Priory has been making friends and gaining avid fans along every stop on the road. More evidence of Prioryís accomplishment include a recent guest appearance on the nationally renowned radio program, Live Wire, choice pick for Future Soundís Song-of-the-Day, as well as a spot on Deli Magazineís list of top five emerging bands from Portland in 2010 (popularly voted).
Priory has played at Portland's top venues, packing out the Doug Fir, the Holocene and Mississippi Studios. Priory is sponsored by clothing company Tank Farm, and is a part of the Future Sounds family.