Death. Sex. Doomed Romance. These three simple phrases define the sound and thematic presence of Panic Priest. The musical project of singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jack Armondo (of “dark pop” outfit My Gold Mask), Panic Priest is centered around Armondoʼs deep, crooning vocals while weaving together dreamy guitars and synths. For fans of New Order, Tears for Fears, The Sisters of Mercy, and Clan of Xymox.
Panic Priestʼs long awaited sophomore effort Second Seduction is a significant sonic expansion on the projectʼs signature sound (which was first unveiled by way of the debut self-titled offering in 2018). Co-produced and engineered by Brian Fox (Wingtips, Ganser), the new album intertwines classic genres such as darkwave, post-punk and goth while a richly layered modern synth-pop sensibility elevates the album to something larger than simple nostalgic recreation. Performed and composed almost entirely by Armondo (with key contributions by Twin Tribes, Vincent Segretario of Wingtips and Gretta Rochelle of My Gold Mask), Second Seduction is simultaneously personal yet fantastical. A cathartic account of Armondoʼs real life experiences, stemming from personal heartbreak, life as a non-monogamous individual and even current political anxieties, be prepared to once again be tempted and lured into the world of Panic Priest.
Includes the track "Nighthunter" as featured in the James Wan 2021 horror movie Malignant!
Midnight Mannequin Records is proud to present this deluxe reissue of Second Seduction, pressed on limited edition transparent purple 140 gram vinyl. Includes OBI strip and insert with lyrics and liner notes.
“Breathtakingly brilliant” - POST-PUNK.COM“..shows how modern darkwave can reference the melodicism of the eighties without falling into overt homage.”
"An impressive offering both in connection and execution"
- SOUNDS AND SHADOWS
“From heartbreak and insecurities to current worries about the direction of the world, Second Seduction conveys it all with poetic grace and style.”
Photography by David Gall.
Artwork by Nick Mariano.
Layout by Eric Adrian Lee.
Mastered by Jeppe Hasseriis.
Liner Notes by Alex Kennedy.
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