SCREAMING TREES – ” Chalk Tape “

Posted: July 20, 2020 in CLASSIC ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Last month, Don Giovanni Records announced that for the first time ever, we’d be issuing a vinyl release of the 2013 long out of print cassette-only recording “Chalk Tape” by Screaming Females. This one-time vinyl pressing would only be made available to order for the limited period of one month. After this Sunday July 26th, the pre-order period will be over, and the vinyl will no longer be available.

Initially released in a limited run of just 100 cassette copies, “Chalk Tape” was available and sold at only one show (at which it sold out immediately) in 2013, which was the first show back for the band after a six-month hiatus from touring and performing. It has not been available in any physical format since then. Pitchfork called the EP “some of the hookiest, most melodic songs Screaming Females have ever recorded” in their original review of the EP.

The EP’s genesis came after an extended period of touring inactivity while guitarist/vocalist Marissa Paternoster was recovering from a severe illness. The band worked on the seven songs that would make up Chalk Tape as a writing and collaboration exercise to keep creative energy fresh, following up 2012’s Steve Albini produced 2xLP Ugly.

Chalk Tape has existed outside the official canon of Screaming Females’ catalogue since its release, though it is a unique document of a band concurrently writing, recording, and performing in real-time and capturing of their songs as they were being created.


This vinyl run of Chalk Tape is exclusively available for a limited pre-order, and in the spirit of the EP’s initial limited release, will only be available via this pre-order until Sunday July 26th. Vinyl pressing time is unpredictable these days but these are projected to ship in late October/early November.

Screaming Females is a three piece rock band from New Brunswick, New Jersey. We have been writing, recording, and touring with one another for 13 years.

Releases November 9th, 2020


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