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Screaming Females is an American independent rock band, often labeled a punk rock band, from New Brunswick, New Jersey. They have released six full length albums. The band features Marissa Paternoster on guitar and vocals, Jarrett Dougherty on drums, and King Mike on bass.
History [ edit ]
Dougherty (left) and Paternoster (center) perform with
in March 2011.
Mike and Marissa formed a band in high school under the name
Surgery On TV. After several lineup changes they finally decided on the trio and a name change to Screaming Females. The Screaming Females got their start in the basement show scene of New Brunswick, NJ. Shows are held in the houses of various bands, students, and residents, so people under 21 can attend. The band has gone on to achieve success with a wider exposure, having been featured on NPR, [2 ] Last Call with Carson Daly, and [3 ] MTV. Screaming Females have played with bands such as [4 ] Garbage, [5 ] Throwing Muses, Dinosaur Jr., The Dead Weather, Arctic Monkeys, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, JEFF the Brotherhood, Little Lungs, Cheeky, The Ergs, Shellshag, The Measure. [6 ]
In 2012 Marissa Paternoster was named the 77th greatest guitarist of all time by
Spin magazine. [7 ]
With their fifth studio album
Ugly the Screaming Females collaborated with noted audio engineer Steve Albini. The album received across the board favorable reviews from media outlets including [8 ] The A.V. Club, Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Pitchfork Media, Alternative Press and CMJ. [9 ]
Chalk Tape [ edit ]
In February 2013, Screaming Females released the self produced EP
for Chalk Tape streaming online. The EP was also sold as a limited run cassette tape as well as in a digital download format. According to the band's website Chalk Tape is a departure from their typical songwriting process. In writing Chalk Tape the band laid out their plans on a chalk board beforehand and then recorded the songs with no rewrites. [10 ]
In September 2013 the band went out on
tour with label mates Waxahatchee and Tenement. [11 ]
Rose Mountain [ edit ]
In late 2014 the band announced their latest forthcoming album
. The album, their sixth, was produced by Rose Mountain Matt Bayles and released by Don Giovanni Records on February 24, 2015. [12 ]
Band members [ edit ]
Discography [ edit ]
Studio albums [ edit ]
Live Albums [ edit ]
Singles [ edit ]
"Arm Over Arm/Zoo of Death"
"Screaming Females/Hunchback Neil Young Tribute - Split"
Freedom School Records
"Screaming Females/Full of Fancy - Split"
Let's Pretend Records
JEFF the Brotherhood" Infinity Cat Records
Garbage (band) - Because The Night" Stunvolume Records
"Screaming Females/Swearin'/Upset/Waxahatchee Guided By Voices Tribute"
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