Twenty-fifteen marked a lot of milestones for one of America’s most critically acclaimed underground punk bands, Screaming Females. They released their sixth full-length album, Rose Mountain via Don Giovanni Records, worked for the first time with an outside producer, hit quadruple digits on the live show front and marked their ten-year anniversary as a band. Today,Screaming Females are excited to announce their debut Australian tour and to celebrate, they’ll release an exclusive Australian Tour edition of Rose Mountain, with B-sides and demos, available on July 22nd digitally and only in Australia.
Equal parts Dinosaur Jr and Sleater-Kinney, the trio of Marissa Paternoster (guitar/vocals),Michael Abbate (bass) and Jarrett Dougherty (drums), ten years on, are still as hard working and viciously independent as they were when they began in 2005. Paternoster’s vocals have been likened to those of Corin Tucker in the way they wither and howl with a vibrato that blows minds time and again, while her shredding guitar abilities have seen her named in SPIN Magazine’s “Top 100 Guitarists Of All Time.” Having notched up over one thousand shows in the northern hemisphere, exuding a frenetic energy with an almost frightening level of intensity which has seen them join stages alongside, Dinosaur Jr, Garbage, The Dead Weather and the list goes on, this year sees them make their first ever trip below the equator.
Their blistering-yet-mannered rock onslaught has been critically acclaimed for years, both in a live setting as well as on record. Their 5th full length, Ugly, recorded by lauded engineer, Steve Albini, captures the ferociousness of their live performance while delivering gorgeous sonic clarity. On their latest release though, Rose Mountainthe trio worked with producer and engineer, Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Sword, Minus The Bear, Soundgarden), to delve deeper than they ever have before into the intricacies of guitar tones and drum sounds. Rose Mountain sees Screaming Females produce a record that is their most concise, crisp and melodic yet.
So if you, like us, haven’t seen Screaming Females live, the trio played two shows in Chicago atThe Hideout back in 2013, which were recorded by Steve Albini and released as a live album. We’ve been told Live At The Hideoutis the best representation we’re going to get of the band’s crazy onstage antics, mind bendingly crafty, shredding solos and the canyon-spanning vocals of Paternoster. Check it out and see why we’re so damn excited for this tour to come around this August.