Rose Mountain is out today on Don Giovanni Records.
“Screaming Females is the best rock band in the world right now.” – Stereogum
“How a bunch of Jersey punks spent a decade becoming indie rock’s last guitar heroes.” – SPIN, cover story
“face-melting shredding, classic rock structures, and a ruggedly stoned chorus.” – FADER
“… tighter than ever.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“shredding New Jersey trio” – Pitchfork
“[Ripe] kicks a whole lot of ass.” – Stereogum
“Screaming Females are best known for their aggressive punk rock and Marissa Paternoster’s guitar heroics” – Rolling Stone
“The abrasion and urgency of their sound remains, but magnified, as they explore new territory.” NME (8)
“Vocalist Marissa Paternoster roars over chunky guitar chops [on Empty Head] — her iconic snarl driving above colossal riffs — and the outro’s face-melting licks are the frayed ribbons that tie it all together.” – SPIN, December Singles Mix
“Though album cut “Empty Head” is still marked by face-melting shredding, classic rock structures, and a ruggedly stoned chorus, it’s also among the most clear-headed songs the trio has released to date.” – FADER
..for all its DIY roots, every minute feels huge. This is basement punk writ arena-sized.” –NPR
On the cusp of celebrating 10 years as a band, Screaming Females release Rose Mountain, the New Jersey DIY-punk trio’s sixth LP out today on Don Giovanni Records. The band self-produced their previous releases (with Steve Albini engineering their 2012 LP Ugly and the 2014 concert album Live at the Hideout) but overturned the long-standing, self-imposed rule this time by bringing in Matt Bayles (Mastodon, the Sword) as a producer. Setting out with a vision so clear that it almost became a studio mantra, the resulting songs are concise, crisp and melodic, in essence creating at once their most complex and accessible record to date.
Experience the live ferocity of their stage shows as Screaming Females will be heading to our shores this April – UK dates below:
Sunday 19th April – Brighton, The Hope
Monday 20th April – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Tuesday 21st April – Manchester, The Roadhouse
Wednesday 22nd April – Glasgow, Broadcast
Thursday 23rd April – Bristol, The Stag and Hounds
Friday 24th April – London, The Lexington
photo credit: Lance Bangs
Watch their tour trailer here!