Hear Screaming Females' Primal Shredder 'Ancient Civilization'

New Jersey trio delivers slightly proggy gem on split 7-inch with Tenement

Screaming Females 'Ancient Civilization' Stream
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Screaming Females had a helluva 2012 so we shouldn't be surprised that the New Jersey punks want to rack up a few more wins for 2013 before this year is over. Two Aprils ago, they unleashed Ugly, a ferocious wonder that helped inspired an entire SPIN feature about the return of the guitar solo. There then followed: a mini zombie flick as music video, a studio team-up with Garbage leader Shirley Manson, and a fresh EP dubbed Chalk Tape. Now Marissa Paternoster and co. have re-emerged for a fresh tour (see the dates below) and a split 7-inch with Wisconsin punks Tenement. Out on Recess Records, the single features new Screamales jam "Ancient Civilization," a gnarly slab of brooding rock with bleakly metallic tendencies and a fiery shred-storm in its mid-section. Stream that below, and bask in the glory of Paternoster's inimitable cry.

Screaming Females tour dates:

November 5 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge
November 6 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
November 7 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
November 9 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
November 10 - Laramie, WY @ O'Dwyers Public House
November 12 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
November 13 - Olympia, WA @ TBA
November 14 - Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club
November 15 - Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge *
November 16 - Portland, OR @ The Know Bar *
November 18 - San Jose, CA @ The Blank Club *
November 19 - Oakland, CA @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Records *
November 20 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill *
November 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex *
November 22 - San Pedro, CA @ Harold's Place *
November 23 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *
November 25 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
November 27 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
November 29 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 (Inside)
November 30 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
December 1 - Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
December 2 - Chattanooga, TN @ JJ's Bohemia
December 3 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
December 4 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

* = w/ Upset

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