Screaming Females

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Screaming Females
Screaming Females in Oslo 2012.jpg
Marissa Paternoster (left) and King Mike (right), live in Oslo, Norway, 11 August 2012.
Background information
OriginNew Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
GenresPunk rock, indie rock, alternative rock
Years active2005-present
LabelsDon Giovanni Records
Websitewww.screamingfemales.com
MembersMarissa Paternoster
Jarrett Dougherty
King Mike
 
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Screaming Females
Screaming Females in Oslo 2012.jpg
Marissa Paternoster (left) and King Mike (right), live in Oslo, Norway, 11 August 2012.
Background information
OriginNew Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
GenresPunk rock, indie rock, alternative rock
Years active2005-present
LabelsDon Giovanni Records
Websitewww.screamingfemales.com
MembersMarissa Paternoster
Jarrett Dougherty
King Mike

Screaming Females is an American independent rock band, often labeled as a punk rock band, from New Brunswick, New Jersey. They have released five 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 Ted Leo (right) at SXSW 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[citation needed]. 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,[1] Last Call with Carson Daly,[2] and MTV.[3] Screaming Females have played with bands such as Garbage,[4] Throwing Muses, Dinosaur Jr., The Dead Weather, Arctic Monkeys, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, JEFF the Brotherhood, Little Lungs, Cheeky, The Ergs, Shellshag, The Measure.[5]

In 2012 Marissa Paternoster was named the 77th greatest guitarist of all time by Spin magazine.[6]

Ugly[edit]

With their fifth studio album Ugly the Screaming Females collaborated with noted audio engineer Steve Albini.[7] The album received across the board favorable reviews from media outlets, such as, The A.V. Club, Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Pitchfork Media, Alternative Press, CMJ, and others.[8]

Chalk Tape[edit]

In February 2013, Screaming Females released the self produced EP Chalk Tape for 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.[9]

In September 2013 the band went out on tour with label mates Waxahatchee and Tenement. In addition, they have announced plans to release a new album in 2014.[10]

Band members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

YearTitleLabel
2006Baby TeethSelf-released / Don Giovanni Records (reissued 2009)
2007What if Someone is Watching Their T.V.?Self-released / Don Giovanni Records (reissued 2009)
2009Power MoveDon Giovanni Records
2010Castle TalkDon Giovanni Records
2012UglyDon Giovanni Records

Singles[edit]

YearTitleLabelFormat
2006"Arm Over Arm/Zoo of Death"Self-released7"
2008"Screaming Females/Hunchback Neil Young Tribute - Split"Freedom School Records7"
2008"Screaming Females/Full of Fancy - Split"Let's Pretend Records7"
2009"Screaming Females/JEFF the Brotherhood"Infinity Cat Records7"
2013"Screaming Females/Garbage (band) - Because The Night"Stunvolume Records10"
2013"Screaming Females/Swearin'/Upset/Waxahatchee Guided By Voices Tribute"Salinas Records7"
2013"Screaming Females/Tenement"Recess Records7"

EPs[edit]

YearTitleLabel
2010SinglesDon Giovanni Records
2013Chalk TapeDon Giovanni Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rose, Joel (25 October 2010). "Screaming Females: DIY In New Brunswick". Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Last Call with Carson Daly". 27 April 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "It's On with Alexa Chung". 20 August 2009. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Garbage and Screaming Females Cover Patti Smith's "Because the Night"". 12 October 2012. Retrieved 11 Jan 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bio on Last.fm". Retrieved 11 Jan 2013. 
  6. ^ "SPIN's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". SPIN magazine. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Screaming Females Announce 'Ugly' LP, Are Not Going to Talk About Steve Albini". 18 January 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Metacritic Ugly - Screaming Females". Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "New EP and New Song, Screaming Females Blog". Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Waxahatchee to Tour With Screaming Females". Retrieved 16 July 2013. 

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