D.C. post-punk trio Priests released one of the most acclaimed rock debuts in recent years in 2017’s Nothing Feels Natural. For their new follow-up, The Seduction of Kansas, helmed by indie-rock MVP (most valuable producer) John Congleton, they culled from a broad range of textual and textural inspirations, from political journalist Thomas Frank’s book What’s the Matter with Kansas? to albums by Massive Attack and Nine Inch Nails. Not all of those things are immediately detectable in the music, but that gives you some idea of the ambition and outside-the-box creativity that fuels this band. With Gurr.