LA Priest – “Party Zute / Learning To Love”

LA Priest is Sam Dust, a former Late Of The Pier member who seems to have picked up an obsession with the ’70s and pastiche pop since then. “Party Zute / Learning To Love” is the second single off his debut album Inji, following up the excellent “Oino.” As the album artwork above suggests, Dust is enchanted by the faux-luxury and over-the-top grooves that characterized the ’70s. Songs with a backslash in them generally suggest a track that goes in two different directions, but “Party Zute / Learning To Love” goes in about 17, beep-blooping its way through an eight-minute funk collage of epic proportions. If these initial offerings are any indication, LA Priest’s absurdist jazz pop will emerge victorious in 2015. Listen below.

Inji tracklist:

01 “Occasion”
02 “Lady’s In Trouble With The Law”
03 “Gene Washes With New Arm”
04 “Oino”
05 “Party Zute / Learning To Love”
06 “Lorry Park”
07 “I’m On A Night Train”
08 “Fabby”
09 “Good Sign”
10 “Mountain”

Inji is out 6/29 via Domino. Pre-order it digitally or on vinyl.