Posted in Contests | To Do | music on February 10, 2012

by Andrew Sacher

Screaming Females in studio (more by Kristie Shanley)
Screaming Females

Screaming Females will release their new album, Ugly, on April 3 via Don Giovanni. They recorded it with Steve Albini, whose been having a great year so far with this album and the new Cloud Nothings album. Even moreso than on that album, Albini gives Ugly the same kind of treatment he gave Surfer Rosa, Rid of Me, and In Utero, with huge snares and spacious noisy guitars. As good of an album that SF's 2010 LP Castle Talk was, Ugly is the first time the power of their live shows is effectively captured on record. You can check out a taste of the album with the first single, "It All Means Nothing," which premiered on Rolling Stone today. That single is streaming below along with a video of the band performing a stripped down version of it for an NPR Tiny Desk Concert.

As mentioned, Screaming Females play a Don Giovanni showcase at MHOW on Saturday (2/11) with Laura Stevenson and the Cans, For Science, Shellshag, and Black Wine. Tickets are still on sale and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter the contest are below.

That show is one day before Screaming Females kick off a record store tour which includes a show at Manhattan's Generation Records on Sunday (2/12). The "It All Means Nothing" 7" will be available at the MHOW show and at their record store shows.

In related news, and as previously mentioned, a different Don Giovanni showcase is going down TONIGHT (2/9) at Death by Audio with Mikey Erg (of The Ergs!), House Boat, Nuclear Santa Clause, Secret Police< and Plastic Cross (mems. of The Measure). The flier for this show is below.

In other related news, Marissa Paternoster's other project Noun will release a S/T 7" on February 14 via Don Giovanni, and the label will press her debut album, Holy Hell, on vinyl the same day. Both of those releases will be available at the showcase at MHOW.

Video, song stream, flier, and contest details below...

Screaming Females - "It All Means Nothing" NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Screaming Females - "It All Means Nothing"

Don Giovanni
For a chance at winning tickets to the Don Giovanni showcase at MHOW: Either tweet something that includes both @brooklynvegan & "Screaming Females" in the tweet, AND/OR send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "Screaming Females" with your first and last name in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you email your entry, your email will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!
"Barnacles" - Solo Performance by Laura Stevenson



Comments (12)

So excited for tomorrow night's show

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2012 4:06 PM

Marissa, i'm crazy about you !!

Posted by ME | February 10, 2012 4:07 PM

Anyone else pumped for For Science?

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2012 4:26 PM

Nice guitar she has. It's not a Fender or G&L?

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2012 4:58 PM

i would like to bone the lesbo out of her

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2012 5:31 PM

This band has always been awesome.

Posted by Bones H | February 10, 2012 9:36 PM

nah, it's not her guitar. it's one of albini's. some kind of custom made double-cut tele.

this track rules. very dino jr. can't wait for the album.

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2012 10:11 PM

rug muncher of not, I would totally do her

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 9:24 AM

4:58 - it's a boutique custom instrument. Boutique is so punk. She picked up that from Ted Leo (he's so punk). It's cool to have expensive shit now. Viva la revolucion!

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 9:27 AM

9:27 everyone wants you to shut the fuck up. ted leo and these kids are more "punk" than you even if you hate on their guitars.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 4:01 PM

They've performed on Letterman and Jimmy Fallon. They've done world tours.

Posted by Caminito Tango | February 16, 2012 5:41 PM

This band has always been awesome.

Posted by Souq | February 18, 2012 7:10 AM

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