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Screaming Females – “Empty Head” Video

Don Giovanni signees have been releasing some incomparable animated videos this year. Faye Orlove illustrated and directed pieces for Mitski and Downtown Boys, and now Screaming Females have presented us with a Tobias Stretched-directed accompaniment to their song “Empty Head,” illustrated by the band’s own Marissa Paternoster. The song is just one of several incredible… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 20, 2015 - 1:32 pm

Super Furry Animals, Stephen Malkmus, Screaming Females Turn Up 4Knots 2015

The Village Voice’s annual midsummer 4Knots festival faced two logistical changes this year: a location switch-up and a transition from free to the modest general-admission fee of $25. This is the fifth year the festival has taken place, and in many ways, it’d outgrown both the free price tag and the Financial District South Street… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 13, 2015 - 11:47 am

The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

By: Stereogum / June 16, 2015 - 11:08 am

Watch Screaming Females Cover Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”

The great Jersey punk power trio Screaming Females are no strangers to the A.V. Club’s A.V. Undercover web series, in which bands pick a song from a list to cover. Three years ago, they made their first appearance, reducing Sheryl Crow’s “If It Makes You Happy” to flaming wreckage. And now they’re back on the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 2, 2015 - 10:32 am

Photos: SXSW 2015

SXSW 2015 has come and gone. As Scott noted over the weekend, it was an altogether less corporate, less celebrity-infused, less insane experience than in recent years, though of course it was still at least a little corporate and celebrity-infused and insane. (We never did make it to the McDonald’s showcase, damn.) As much a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 23, 2015 - 2:14 pm

Album Of The Week: Screaming Females Rose Mountain

This column can be hard to write when I’m not in love with any album that comes out during a particular week. But it’s a whole lot harder when I’m in love with way too many albums. This was one of those weeks. This is kind of a good problem to have, but there i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 24, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Stream Screaming Females Rose Mountain

There’s a decent chance that the New Jersey punk rock power trio Screaming Females is the best rock band in the world right now, or anyway the best this side of the reactivated Sleater-Kinney. The band’s last album, 2012’s Steve Albini-recorded Ugly, was a searing blast of basement-punk intensity. On their new album Rose Mountain,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 16, 2015 - 9:15 am

Watch Screaming Females Debut “It’s Not Fair” In 94 Jewel Performance Video

Back in December, we premiered the first live video that legendary rock-doc filmmaker Lance Bangs directed for Screaming Females’ song “Ripe,” off of the New Jersey band’s forthcoming album Rose Mountain. I’ve said it several times in recent posts, and I’ll say it again: That record is going to be a total shit-kicker. Get a… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 28, 2015 - 11:31 am

Screaming Females – “Criminal Image”

New Jersey punk rock three-piece Screaming Females are one of the best rock bands on the face of the earth today, and the impending release of their new album Rose Mountain is a thing you should be excited about. We’ve posted three songs from the album thus far, and they’ve all been absolute ass-kickers i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 8, 2015 - 4:17 pm

Screaming Females – “Ripe” Live Video (Dir. Lance Bangs) (Stereogum Premiere)

New Jersey punks Screaming Females will unleash Rose Mountain early next year, a record that’s bound to be a total shit-kicker. We’ve already heard the single “Ripe,” and today the band shared a live performance of the song. Lance Bangs has directed an impressive roster of videos, the most recent of which was for Kim… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 17, 2014 - 10:26 am

Screaming Females – “Empty Head”

Jersey punk power trio Screaming Females are getting ready to unleash their next album Rose Mountain into the world early next year, and it is going to rule. We’ve posted a couple of songs, the sweet “Wishing Well” and the shit-ripping “Ripe,” and now they’re letting the world hear “Empty Head,” a simplistic and monolithic… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2014 - 11:13 am

Photos: 38 Bands Say Goodbye To Death By Audio

Williamsburg DIY venue Death By Audio, which became a staple in the Brooklyn scene after opening in 2007, has now closed its doors for the last time. On Saturday night, Lightning Bolt, JEFF The Brotherhood, A Place To Bury Strangers, and Grooms played the space out for good, but bands have been stopping by to… More »

By: Peter Helman / November 24, 2014 - 11:26 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The end is definitely near: The weather in NYC dropped like 20 degrees this week, and we’re all over here looking back on 2014 trying to decide if the records we loved in March still stand up in November, and if the records we loved in November will stand up in March, and all the… More »

By: Stereogum / November 14, 2014 - 5:13 pm

Screaming Females – “Ripe”

New Jersey punk greats Screaming Females have announced that their sixth studio album, Rose Mountain, will be released next year. The record was produced by former Minus The Bear keyboardist Matt Bayles, which makes it the first album that the band has not self-produced (though Steve Albini did engineer 2012’s Ugly and this year’s LiveMore »

By: James Rettig / November 12, 2014 - 11:27 am

Watch Screaming Females Play Pancake Mountain In Toilet Paper Mummy Costumes

Pancake Mountain is a long-running, punk-leaning kids’ TV show recorded in Washington, D.C. — one that started out on public access but has since migrated to YouTube. Screaming Females have already appeared on the show to help out on Jesus Lizard frontman David Yow’s cooking segment. And now they’ve actually performed on the show, using… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 27, 2014 - 9:08 am

Watch Screaming Females Make Halloween Cupcakes With David Yow

Screaming Females were the latest guest on the newly-revived version of indie-friendly kid show Pancake Mountain. They appeared with the Jesus Lizard’s David Yow, who has had his own recurring cooking segment since he first appeared on the show back in June. In this episode, the New Jersey punk rock staple helps make seasonally-appropriate Hallowee… More »

By: James Rettig / October 23, 2014 - 9:30 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

For much of this week, it felt like there was only one song, period. So maybe it will come as a surprise to see that song not on our list of the week’s 5 Best. It coulda been included here — for all the attendant controversy, it’s still a good song — but there were… More »

By: Stereogum / October 10, 2014 - 4:14 pm

Screaming Females – “Wishing Well”

In 2012, New Jersey punk trio Screaming Females released Ugly, one of the best straight-up guitar-rock albums I’ve heard this decade. Since then, there’s been a cassette EP and a live album and a furiously badass single, and now they’ve got a new 7″ single that finds the band sounding like they’re ready to take… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 6, 2014 - 1:11 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week’s 5 Best Songs is perhaps the most diverse entry in the franchise’s young history. It ranges from polished pop to acoustic melancholia, post-punk wails to cloud rap ephemera. Check it out below. More »

By: Stereogum / October 18, 2013 - 11:44 am

Screaming Females – “Ancient Civilization”

Last year, wail-shred virtuoso Maria Paternoster and her Jersey punk band Screaming Females released Ugly, one of the year’s best albums, and toured like demons. Thus far this year, they’ve already followed that one up with the Chalk Tape EP, and they’re about to start a somewhat demon-like month-long tour. They’ve also got a brand-new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 14, 2013 - 11:06 am
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