Screaming Females Announce 'Ugly' LP, Are Not Going to Talk About Steve Albini

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All those photos of Screaming Females in the studio with Steve Albini were leading up to something concrete: The band's April 3 release of fifth album Ugly on Don Giovanni Records. First single "It All Means Nothing" is coming at you February 11 as a 7" at Don Giovanni Records' showcase at Brooklyn, New York's Music Hall of Williamsburg, a gig that launches a brief record store tour that'll see the New Brunswick, New Jersey trio playing seven consecutive days.

Since a lot of early talk about Ugly has centered around the man behind the boards, frontwoman/guitarist Marissa Paternoster wanted to clear up a few things. "I've read a few interviews with other bands that have recorded with Steve Albini, and it seems like most music journalists are only interested in discussing Steve's infamous temper and remarkable career," she says. "We really enjoyed working with Steve, he did an absolutely amazing job and we enjoyed his company immensely, but this record is ours. I'm not particularly interested in discussing the details of what went on during our time at Electrical Audio and I'm sure that Steve Albini wouldn't be interested in it either."

Ugly track list:
1. "It All Means Nothing"
2. "Rotten Apple"
3. "Extinction"
4. "Red Hand"
5. "5 High"
6. "Expire"
7. "Crow's Nest"
8. "Tell Me No"
9. "Leave It All Up to Me"
10. "Doom 84"
11. "Help Me"
12. "Something Ugly"
13. "Slow Birth"
14. "It's Nice"

Record Store Tour Dates:
February 11 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
February 12 - Manhattan, NY @ Generation Records
February 13 - Cambridge, MA @ Lorem Ipsum Books
February 14 - Northampton, MA @ Feeding Tube Records
February 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Long In The Tooth Records
February 16 - Richmond, VA @ Steady Sounds
February 17 - Asheville, NC @ Harvest Records
February 18 - Nashville, TN @ Grimey's New and Preloved Music
February 19 - Chicago, IL @ Permanent Records

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