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Deconstructing: The End Of Maxwell’s And Leaving New Jersey

Doors opened at 8, but really a few minutes past, the other week in Hoboken, and the audience — mostly young, mostly male — drifted into Maxwell’s discordantly, with the unsure babble of those anticipating a blowout but gearing up for a funeral.

Maxwell’s has been tough to talk about these days, to… More »

By: Charlotte Murtishaw / July 31, 2013 - 11:07 am

Garbage & Screaming Females – “Because The Night” Video

’90s alt-pop professionals Garbage and Jersey basement-punk heroes Screaming Females have an unlikely bond. They toured together last year, and Scremales leader Marissa Paternoster joined Garbage onstage regularly to cover Patti Smith’s “Because The Night” (itself the result of an unlikely Smith/Springsteen alliance). Now they’ve committed that cover to wax, getting together into the studio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2013 - 3:32 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Obviously, the best music-related video of the past seven days is the yelling goats remix of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble,” and the second best is Wale attempting to fight a Toronto Raptors announcer during a game. Neither of these, however, is an actual music video, so I had to pick five others. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 22, 2013 - 9:35 am

Screaming Females – “Poison Arrow” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Earlier this month, the great Jersey punk trio Screaming Females released Chalk Tape, a cassette-only EP that follows the insanely great 2012 album Ugly. “Poison Arrow,” a jittery burner from the tape, now has a video from director Kate Sweeney, and it tells the story of a crossdressing trio of amateur artists willing to go… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 21, 2013 - 10:36 am

Noun – “The Weekend”

Marissa Paternoster is most popularly known as the guitarist and singer of New Brunswick punk rock trio Screaming Females. But that group is only one of her various artistic outlets. In addition to her work as a visual artist, Paternoster has also been recording solo music under the moniker Noun since her teenager years. More »

By: Liz Pelly / February 14, 2013 - 3:11 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: January 2013

By the end of last year, compiling Monthly Mixes became a sad task. Each month I’d scan in sadness, watching our strongest songs presented as straight-to-Soundcloud affairs, our music business continuing its inexorable shift away from the transferrable file, now even in its promotional form. So either this month represents a momentary lapse, or artist… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 31, 2013 - 10:23 am

Screaming Females – “Poison Arrow”

Last year, New Jersey punk trio Screaming Females released the Steve Albini-produced Ugly, an album I love completely and without reservation. Next month, they’ll follow it up with a cassette-only release called Chalk Tape, because they’re punks and all. “Poison Arrow,” the first Chalk Tape track we’ve heard, is a rickety pound of a song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 25, 2013 - 1:52 pm

Check Out Screaming Females’ Marissa Paternoster’s Comic Strip

Screaming Females lead singer and guitarist Marissa Paternoster has had some health problems lately in the form of a mysterious ailment that made the band cancel a bunch of shows. Recently, Marissa turned to the band’s blog to document her recovery process, and she did so in an extremely novel, imaginative way; through a comic… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 29, 2012 - 3:11 pm

Watch Garbage & Screaming Females’ Marissa Paternoster Cover Patti Smith

Screaming Females are on tour with Garbage — which is a good look — and on Tuesday night in Houston, Garbage’s Shirley Manson brought out Marissa Paternoster to cover Patti Smith’s “Because The Night.” Some decent live footage surfaced on the ‘Tube, so you can check out the performance below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 12, 2012 - 3:56 pm

Screaming Females – “Leave It All Up To Me” Video (NSFW)

Screaming Females’ video for “It All Means Nothing,” in which bandleader Marissa Paternoster is murdered and dismembered by her bandmates, is not exactly the sort of thing that demanded a sequel. And yet here it is: The video for “Leave It All Up To Me,” in which a crew of gothic Scremales fans resurrect the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 28, 2012 - 12:50 pm

Watch Screaming Females Cover Sheryl Crow

People need to stop sleeping on Sheryl Crow. Not too many people in the past two decades have come up with as many windows-down car-radio jams as she has, and her greatest-hits album is one of the best yard-sale purchases I’ve made lately. (It’s something like 80% killer, which means it’s roughly twice as good… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 15, 2012 - 3:08 pm

Deconstructing: Screaming Females & Bridesmaids & Harmonizing Females

It took me almost a year to finally see Bridesmaids, the Kristen Wiig comedy that was hailed hyperbolically as a feminist filmic milestone because it offered a counterpoint to all the Apatow straight-man-bonding/buddy vibes that were foisted upon us for the latter half of the aughties. I was kinda like, why do I need a… More »

By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / April 10, 2012 - 4:31 pm

Album Of The Week: Screaming Females Ugly

Seeing Screaming Females live for the first time is a head-snap-back moment; until they’re actually playing in front of you, there’s no way you could possibly know the band is this good. Before the first time I saw them, I’d heard and read plenty of people singing their praises, but none of it actually prepared… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 3, 2012 - 11:05 am

Stereogum’s 25 Most Anticipated Albums For Spring/Summer 2012

HBO’s medieval drama Game Of Thrones premieres April 1, and this season’s plot involves five different claims to the throne and these respective factions’ ongoing clobbering of one another (#TeamRobb). But, yet another mantle is up for grabs, one that involves absolutely nobody getting their head cut off; the claim to “your album of the… More »

By: Stereogum / March 29, 2012 - 10:32 am

Screaming Females – “Expire” (Stereogum Premiere)

Soon, the great New Jersey punk trio Screaming Females will release Ugly, their fiery new Steve Albini-produced album; check the gruesomely fun “It All Means Nothing” video. Below, we’ve got a download of “Expire,” a rocket-boosted album track that shows the humungous wail and crazy axe dexterity of leader Marissa Paternoster. We’ve also got their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 28, 2012 - 1:47 pm

Progress Report: Screaming Females

Name: Screaming Females
Progress Report: New Jersey trio puts the finishing touches on Ugly, their forthcoming Steve Albini-produced full-length.

Screaming Females popped up on most people’s radar with the release of 2010’s excellently scrappy Castle Talk, but the New Jersey punk band has been releasing music (and playing approximately five-bazillion house show… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / March 22, 2012 - 11:49 am

Stereogum Range Life @ SXSW 3/15/12

On SXSW’s third night, we threw a party that went almost until sunrise. It was a pretty good time! Thanks to all who braved the line and came to hang, and salute to our estimable lineup — Lakutis, Mr. Dream, Shearwater, Screaming Females, and Zambri, and DJs Rewards, Korallreven, and Neon Indian. Above you ca… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 16, 2012 - 3:24 pm

Stereogum Presents… Range Life In Austin 2012 Lineup

Around midnight on the evening of March 15th, until well after every other bar in town has stopped serving legally intoxicating beverages, the Stereogum crew is throwing an Austin-based party with a bunch of bands we believe in while charging absolutely no money for admission, or legally intoxicating beverages. It’s called RANGE LIFE, and it… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 28, 2012 - 9:38 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week, we ran into a bit of a problem as it pertains to this list: For some reason, YouTube embed aren’t rendering when we put them in. We’re not sure why that is, but we’re looking to fix it. (And if any readers know anyone at YouTube or Google who could help us out,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 24, 2012 - 4:07 pm

Screaming Females – “It All Means Nothing”

The thrashing Jersey indie rock outfit Screaming Females will release their new record, Ugly this April. Today, they premiered that release’s mid-tempo leadoff track, which features some of the shred that the Marissa Paternoster-fronted band is known for. Hit the stream below and check out some new tour dates. More »

By: Corban Goble / February 10, 2012 - 11:45 am