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Screaming Females reveal Castle Talk details; Woven Bones announce tour dates; Forthcoming Brad Laner LP

29 Jun

Castle Talk due out Sept. 14

In 2010, Screaming Females continued their non-stop touring, including a February tour with Jeff the Brotherhood, two tours with fellow Jersey punk Ted Leo and his band the Pharmacists, a national headlining tour, and a spot on the Village Voice’s annual Siren Fest. The band says that thus far the highlight of 2010 was the sold out Don Giovanni Records showcase in February at Bowery Ballroom, which filled one of New York City’s biggest venues with the energy of a New Brunswick basement show. Like Power Move, Castle Talk was recorded at the Hunt Studio in New Jersey with engineer, Eric Bennet, but with a new approach to writing and recording. The record is out September 14th via Don Giovanni.

Tracklist:

Laura + Marty
I Don’t Mind It
Boss, Normal
A New Kid
Fall Asleep
Wild
Nothing at All
Sheep
Deluxe
Ghost
Sold

WOVEN BONES


06/26 – Chicago, IL Reckless Records Wicker Park In-Store 5pm
06/26 – Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
06/27 – Indianapolis, IN Vollrath Tavern (My Old Kentucky Blog Presents) ^
06/28 – Fort Wayne, IN The Brass Rail
06/29 – Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class
06/30 – Pittsburgh, PA Brillobox
07/01 – Brooklyn, NY Bruar Falls ~
07/02 – New York, NY Pier 17 / South Street Seaport (
07/03 – Baltimore, MD The Ottobar @
07/06 – Athens, GA Caledonia Lounge
07/08 – New Orleans, LA Circle Bar
08/06 – Austin, TX, United States Art Authority /
08/07 – Dallas, TX, The Nightmare +
08/10 – Denver, CO, Hi Dive –
08/11 – Salt Lake City, UT, Kilby Court TBA
08/12 – Boise, ID, Neurolux TBA
08/13 – Portland, OR, Plan B
08/14 – Seattle, WA, Wildrose >
08/15 – Olympia, WA, Northern }
08/17 – Reno, NV, Lincoln Lounge [
08/18 – San Francisco, CA, Bottom of the Hill <
08/19 – Los Angeles, CA, Spaceland
08/20 – San Diego, CA, Casbah
08/22 – Phoenix, AZ, Rhythm Room
08/24 – Albuquerque, NM, Launchpad
08/25 – Lubbock, TX, Bash Riprock’s 

^ = w/ We Are Hex
~ = w/ Beach Fossils
( = w/ YellowFever
@ = w/ Reading Rainbow
/ = w/ Residual Echoes and Happy Birthday
+ = w/ Bipolar Express and Nervous Curtains
– = w/ Woodsman
> = w/ Idle Times
} = w/ Christmas
[ = w/ The Madanna Bangers and The Humans
< = w/ The Splinters and Sandwitches

BRAD LANER

Underground shoegaze king Brad Laner will release Natural Selections on Aug. 24. If you are familiar with Laner all you need know of the new material are these words from him: “I would like to hereby apologize to anybody who wishes to see my stuff played live. I would too actually, but only if I got to watch from a safe distance.” This is because of the heavy electronic-infused production. Here’s the track Crawl Back In from the upcoming LP:

Brad Laner
Natural Selections
(Hometapes)
Street Date: Aug. 24, 2010

Eyes Close
Throat
Lancaster
Crawl Back In
Magnolia Doubles
Brain
Why Did I Do It
Dirty Bugs
Vicky
Runner
Little Death

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Screaming Females: Anachronistic Rock

26 May

It’s nearly impossible to listen to something new without hearing something old – for better or worse, for creative familiarity or recycled garbage. Listen to Screaming Females and one hears everything familiar at once: Chuck Berry guitar, Delta 5 bitchiness, shoegaze fuzz, hardcore hostility, jazzy walking bass, no wave experimentation.

Screaming Females, coming out with their fourth LP Castle Talk on Don Giovanni Records in September, recall generations of sounds without sounding like any band in particular. The band comes from Brunswick, New Jersey and evolved by working the slum-spirited basement circuit, an underground lifestyle of unpromoted, all-age shows in basements.

Screaming Females: Marissa Paternoster, left, Jarrett Dougherty, center, King Mike, right

Marissa Paternoster sings lead and plays a mean guitar. Paternoster’s adorable appearance – no more than 5’1″, a Ringo/Mick moptop, usually wearing a colorful outdated suit dress that belongs to a rotting corpse – is beguiling. She pulls you in only to break your face with bloodcurdling shrieks and silvery metal solos. King Mike rides a bass like a Funk brother, while Jarrett sets the parameters for everything with his perfectly steady rhythms.

Starving Dog by Screaming Females:

Electric Pilgrim by Screaming Females:

Mothership by Screaming Females

Tour Dates:

06/01 – Seattle, WA – The Funhouse
06/02 – Portland, OR – Backspace
06/03 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
06/04 – San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern
06/05 – Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland
06/07 – La Jolla, CA – Che Cafe
06/08 – Phoenix, AZ – The Trunk Space
06/10 – Austin, TX – Emo’s (Indoors)
06/11 – Little Rock, AR – Arkansas Community Arts
06/12 – Nashville, TN – Rocketown (early show)
06/12 – Nashville, TN – The End (late show)
06/13 – Athens, GA – The Secret Squirrel
06/14 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
06/18 – Milford, CT – Daniel Street Club *
06/19 – Portland, ME – SPACE Gallery*
06/20 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground*
06/21 – Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle*
06/22 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore*
06/24 – Ottawa, ON – Zaphod Beeblebrox*
06/26 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace*
06/27 – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place*

* = w/ Ted Leo and the Pharmacists