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Priory, Finn Riggins, Mackintosh Braun 

When: Fri., June 17, 9 p.m. 2011
Price: $8-10
With their self-titled debut, Priory have made a polished and capable record that contains a few moments of greatness. Aided by the assured hands of Point Juncture, WA's Skyler Norwood, the Portland quartet's sounds are sometimes based on the folktronic palette of nylon-string guitar and pitter-pattering programmed percussion, but the songs build into earnest structures that bear both a progressive, exploratory edge and a mint-condition pop classicism. Kyle Dieker's high falsetto works in tandem with Brandon Johnson's lead—occasionally bringing to mind the harmonizing Laws brothers of Hosannas—which lightens the load of Priory's often weighty material. The sing-songy "Devil vs. Heater" is a giddily buoyant pop song, one of the most immediately infectious tracks released by a local band in recent months, and while the rest of the album is more ponderous, it's proof that not only is Priory a band full of compelling ideas, it's more than capable of executing them. NED LANNAMANN

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