SCREAMING FEMALES – ” Doom 84 “

Posted: October 20, 2015 in MUSIC
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Screaming Females

Screaming Females just headlined their label Don Giovanni’s Records free annual New Brunswick show recently.  Led by tiny dynamo Marissa Paternoster, the New Jersey trio play boisterous yet melodic indie rock in the great tradition of Hüsker Dü and Dinosaur Jr. If you’re going to make rock music influenced by those titans, you’d better bring the riffs, and over the course of six albums and numerous EPs and singles, Paternoster has emerged as one of the most powerful guitarists of her generation.

As strong as 2012’s Ugly and the recent album 2015’s Rose Mountain are, fans are still waiting for Screaming Females own Zen Arcade, that perfect balance between raucousness and melody that everyone knows they have in them.  The seven-and-a-half-minute Ugly centerpiece “Doom 84” is beastly, featuring a towering performance by Paternoster, as she hammers out blues-rock riffs that few of her male indie rock peers have the guts and chops to pull off
Their tour hits their hometown of Brooklyn on November 8 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Most dates have support from Potty Mouth,


In related news, Screaming Females singer/guitarist Marissa Paternoster directed and starred in the new video from their labelmates/recent tourmates Vacation. It’s for the song “I Wish I Could Be Someone Else” off their new album Non-Person, and you can watch it below.

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