We told you last month that Jersey punkers Screaming Females were preparing to share their latest studio album Rose Mountain with the world. The announcement came with a new song and the band hasn’t stopped there.
On Tuesday, the trio shared a new tune, as well as the announcement that their Rose Mountain release show will happen in conjunction with their label’s showcase early next year. No strangers to the annual Don Giovanni Records Showcase, Screamales will headline a show at Brooklyn’s own Knitting Factory along with Priests, Tenement, and Vacation to celebrate the birth of their latest record.
In the eyes of diehard Screamales fans, the album may either come as a treat or look like a sad departure, as the band has been focusing more on melody than raw power. Drummer Jarrett Dougherty gave Fader a little insight into both Rose Mountain and the new song Empty Head:
Our focus for this record was to create the most melodic and concise music of our ten year history.. Figuring out what was at the core of Empty Head wasn’t just important to this particular song, it was really part of the fundamental challenge of Rose Mountain as a whole.
Dougherty’s admission comes as no surprise after the tamer sound of Wishing Well met ears in October. Still, none of this is bad news. The band appears to be tighter than ever, riding the waves of their killer live album last year. They just wrapped up a powerful just-for-fun tour and we can guarantee that they’re still a live band to be ranked with the best of them.
You can check out Empty Head below and if you like what you hear, you might want to grab your DG Records Showcase passes quick. View the showcase’s full lineup — and grab tickets — here.