“SONG FOR EWE”
with MARISSA PATERNOSTER of
“SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest is singer-guitarist of New Jersey power punk trio Screaming Females about to release their seventh album “All At Once” (23 Feb) on Don Giovanni Records. With staccato guitar interjections around a rumbling bass and taut drums, their sound is one of brooding menace a la PJ Harvey’s Albini years with a singing style that’s part Siouxsie, part Isabelle Monteiro of Drugstore meets Kat Bjelland of Babes In Toyland. Welcome to Velvet Sheep, Marissa Paternoster!
“All At Once” is DIY punk in ethos, Hollywood Bowl in ambition, and it’s been a collaboration with producer Matt Bayles (whose credits include the anthemic likes of Pearl Jam & Mastodon).
Here’s the video for “Deeply” which features Marissa daubing lyrics on the side of all-ages venue The Black Sheep (nearly velvet!) in Springfield, Illinois (one of the many non Simpsons Springfield’s in the US).
But what has Marissa chosen as her “song for ewe”? Without further ado…
“I love a 7” from a California based band called VIAL.
“You’re Not Safe” is probably my favorite song on the 7″, but I honestly like all of the tracks. My friend Grace Ambrose who used to work at Maximum Rock And Roll sent me the link. It reminds me of the sort of visceral punk I was into as a kid, but every song has really strong hooks.
VIAL combines that sort of cathartic punk chaos with engaging songwriting. Plus the double entendre of their band name is sick. I don’t know much about this band, but it seems like they are still out and about playing gigs, so if you’re ever in LA, look them up!”
THANKS MARISSA AND TO RACHEL SILVER, SILVER PR
here’s another new vid from Screaming Females, “Glass House” directed by Kate Sweeney
YOU CAN PRE-ORDER THE NEW SCREAMING FEMALES ALBUM BELOW…
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