New Jersey DIY-punk luminaries Screaming Females have been making music and demolishing stages for over a decade as a formative piece of the current explosion of LGBTQ women playing rock music. The band released their blistering seventh studio album All At Once, on 23rd February on Don Giovanni Records. In celebration, the band has released the new “I’ll Make You Sorry” video which was created with famed director Lance Bangs (Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Yeah Yeah Yeahs).
All At Once is a reminder there’s a hopeful and joyful energy to underground music-making. Now more than a decade into its existence, Screaming Females can claim something that few of their peers possess in a comparable capacity: experience. “When you’ve been a band for 12 or 13 years, the resources can dry up and you just go back to what feels comfortable,” explains Dougherty. “The other option is that you develop stuff that a younger band would not have been able to do.” All At Once is the evidence of that growth — in its sprawl and scope, but also in its subtleties. Patience, perseverance, and long term dedication still work.
The band collaborated with producer Matt Bayles (Pearl Jam, Mastodon), setting out to make an album in the spirit of a salon-style gallery show, where larger pieces provide an eye-level focal point to a galaxy of smaller works. Concision took a back-seat to experimentation, with arrangements meant to evoke the energy and spontaneity of their live performances.
Don’t miss Screaming Females on their European tour this May.
Screaming Females European Tour
May 19 – Kultura – Liege, BE
May 20 – Ramsgate Music Hall – Ramsgate, UK
May 21 – Soup Kitchen – Manchester, UK
May 22 – Broadcast – Glasgow, UK
May 23 – Oslo – London, UK
May 24 – The Louisiana – Bristol, UK
May 25 – The Hope & Ruin – Brighton, UK
May 26 – Espace B – Paris, FR
May 27 – Sugar Factory – Amsterdam, NL
May 28 – Buman & SOHN – Köln, DE
May 29 – Kantine am Berghain – Berlin, DE
May 30 – Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE