Screaming Females w/New LP, Free Tour


Steve Albini-produced
album drops April 3 via Don Giovanni, to be preceded by single and intimate


By Blurt Staff


Screaming Females’ seven years as a band, four full-length
albums and 700 globe-spanning live shows has made them difficult to miss.
Through it all, the New Brunswick, New Jersey trio have continued to exude a frenetic energy
which is built upon the zeitgeist of America’s punk and indie
underground yet has always remained forward-looking. Fittingly, for Screaming
Females’ 5th album Ugly, the
band enlisted legendary recording engineer Steve Albini, famed for his unique
ability to capture the ferociousness
of a live performance while delivering gorgeous sonic clarity. The album’s 14
tracks reaffirm the touchstones of the band; they can still shred and
front-woman Marissa Paternoster can still unleash a powerful howl. But it
doesn’t end there. The album ushers in new explorations for the band, a truly
remarkable feat considering their already prolific output. Ugly has the perfect combination of raw energy and honed
musicianship that produces the type of rock & roll which is still a force to
be reckoned with. 

As a lead up to Ugly, Screaming
Females will release the album’s first single, ‘It All Means Nothing’, on
February 11, 2012 at the Don Giovanni Records Showcase in Brooklyn, NY.
The 7″ record will be backed with a live version of ‘A New Kid’ from a
session recorded at the fabled independent radio station, WFMU. The showcase
will be followed by a weeklong tour of free shows at record stores (and a
bookstore). The new single will be exclusively available for purchase from the
band during this run of shows.





2/11 Brooklyn, NY – Don Giovanni Records Showcase @ Music Hall of Williamsburg 

2/12 – Manhattan,
NY – Generation Records 

2/13 – Cambridge,
MA – Lorem Ipsum

2/14 – Northampton, MA
– Feeding Tube Records 

2/15 – Philadelphia,
PA – Long In The Tooth

2/16 – Richmond,
VA – Steady Sounds 

2/17 – Asheville,
– Harvest Records 

2/18 – Nashville,
TN – Grimey’s New and Preloved

2/19 – Chicago,
IL – Permanent Records


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