Screaming Females - 02.06.10 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (Don Giovanni Showcase)
2009 will go down as the year that everyone—EVERYONE—started to take notice of Screaming Females in the wake of the release of their third LP (and their first on a label of any kind), Power Move (Don Giovanni, April, 2009). From their first TV appearances (dancing with puppets on Chicago's cult public access TV show, "Chic-a-Go-Go", then making their national TV debut as a musical guest on MTV's "It's On! With Alexa Chung"), first multi-page national print media press and having lead Female Marissa Paternoster be named "Best Shredder in New York City 2009" by the Village Voice to being the band that everyone from Dinosaur Jr., Throwing Muses, Dead Weather and Arctic Monkeys personally asked to tour with, 2009's been quite the weird and exciting year for Screaming Females. After all, they're doing exactly what they've done, the way they've always done it...organically, with friends. It's just that now all of these people are noticing how amazing they are. And they can, y'know, quit their day jobs in lieu of touring all the time and recording new material with both their own band and their side projects because of it. Amen to that, right?
Prior to working with Don Giovanni, itself a staple of the New Brunswick, NJ scene, the band did everything themselves, the way you're supposed to before it's time for a label to step in and help facilitate things. This collection, Singles, is six songs from four now-rare Females 7"s, and comes with liner notes written by drummer Jarrett Dougherty and images of the original 7" artwork penned by Paternoster (did you know she does all the band's artwork? It's true. Bassist King Mike draws, too, but that's another story for another day). If you are one of the many who have just this year been introduced to Screaming Females, Singles is here to take you to the School of Deep Cuts.
12.29.09 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony (Home for the Holidays!)# 12.31.09 - New York, NY @ Cake Shop 02.06.10 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (Don Giovanni Showcase) 02.07.10 - Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat* 02.08.10 - Asheville, N.C. @ Static Age Records* 02.09.10 - Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge* 02.10.10 - Gaineville, FL @ The Atlantic* 02.11.10 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder* 02.12.10 - New Orleans, LA @ Koenji House* 02.13.10 - Houston, TX @ Mango's Cafe* 02.15.10 - Dallas, TX @ Lounge on Elm Street* 02.18.10 - Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree* 02.19.10 - Atlanta, GA @ 529 Bar* 02.20.10 - Durham, NC @ The Duke Coffeehouse* 02.21.10 - Baltimore, MD @ Golden West* 02.22.10 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Terrordome* * = w/ JEFF the Brotherhood # = w/ Bouncing Souls