Bodies and Control and Money and Power

They're young, they're rude, they're mad and they mean it. The Washington, D.C., kids in Priests might be your punk-rock dream come true if you're in the market for emotionally urgent, politically pissed-off, wildly funny rants in the style of Bikini Kill or Delta 5. After scattered singles and cassettes, Priests take the plunge with an 18-minute EP that kicks in and sticks. Lead Priest Katie Alice Greer is not a fan of "Doctors" ("You put your fingers in other people's mouths all day") or anything that's "Right Wing." And in the climactic death-disco stomp "And Breeding," she yells "Elvis Presley, Madonna, Che Guevara" like a twisted party chant.

From The Archives Issue 1211: June 19, 2014