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Screaming Females Announce New Album “Desire Pathway” Due 17th February via Don Giovanni Records, Share New Single & Announce UK Tour Dates

January 17, 2023
Photo Credit: Bob Sweeney

Screaming Females Announce New Album
“Desire Pathway
out 17th February 2023 on Don Giovanni Records

Listen to first single “Brass Bell”

UK & European Tour Dates announced

Screaming Females have today announced their new album Desire Pathwayout 17th February on Don Giovanni Records. Listen to the first single, the Sabbathy inspired, “Brass Bell”. Pre-order Desire Pathway HERE

“Brass Bell” is a song about surrendering your autonomy to something so overwhelmingly powerful you willingly relinquish your ambitions and self-worth”. explains Marissa Paternoster. ” My intention was to draw an interesting dichotomy between the muscular nature of the song and the rather bleak, worried lyrics.” 

Mesmerized immediately, the brutal synth notes replicate this fuzzy abrasive intro, building intensity and leading the way for the ferocious guitar to come into focus. The feedback wails with the snarling attitude of this consuming release, the drum shuffles obliterating the kit and all musicians unite for this mighty voyage. Marissa’s distinct vocal harmonies soar above the wealth of textures, the melodic movement provides this compelling connection between the artist and the audience. Screaming Females embark on this gritty, dynamic release, the phaser frivolously alternating the power with this unpredictable turn, softer turns to sharp intensive peaks, all of which control the aggression of the instrumentation whilst the repeated lyrics “It’s Too Loud” provide the ultimate hook.

The world welcomes back this iconic band!

The band have also announced a UK and European tour in June – check out dates below.

Formed in 2005 in New Brunswick, NJ, Screaming Females has consistently created a hearty, surprising mix of indie-, alt-, punk- and stoner-rock, all with their original line-up of Paternoster, “King Mike” Mike Abbate (bass) and Jarrett Dougherty (drums).

Desire Pathway was recorded at Minnesota’s Pachyderm Studios (where Nirvana recorded In Utero) and produced by Matt Bayles (Pearl Jam, Mastodon, Foxing etc).. Bright and full, the album captures the band at a time when nothing was certain other than their abiding desire to make music together.

Desire Pathway opens with the Sabbathy hypnotism of “Brass Bell.” Following a swelling haze of synth, feedback shrieks, martial snares advance, and the band explodes into a bracing groove. Soon, Paternoster makes the cryptic announcement: “I have flown us to the moon,” and we’re off. The song has the effect of clearing one haze and replacing it with another, much heavier one.

Compared with their previous record (2018’s expansive All at Once), Desire Pathway feels refreshed and direct. “Beyond the Void” may gather gloomily, but it quickly releases into its jangly, memorable chorus. Lead single “Mourning Dove” successfully channels the Pixies into a tight, driving power-pop song that passionately declares “my love for you is too strong to hide.”

Now 17 years and eight albums in, Screaming Females are still making their own path in the world, still touring DIY and releasing music without compromise. The route might cut a little off the main road, but you’ll quickly see there’s a reason they’re on it. You just might like where it leads you.

Jun 05 – Cologne, DE – Bumann & SOHN
Jun 06 – Berlin, DE – Kantine am Berghain
Jun 07 – Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang (Goldener Salon)
Jun 08 – Groningen, NL – VERA
Jun 09 – Brussels, BE – Botanique (Rotonde)
Jun 10 – Paris, FR – Supersonic
Jun 12 – Brighton, UK – Hope & Ruin
Jun 13 – Bristol, UK – Rough Trade
Jun 14 – London, UK – Oslo
Jun 15 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Jun 16 – Glasgow, UK – Nice N Sleazy
Jun 17 – Manchester, UK – YES



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