Screaming Females, 'Castle Talk' (Don Giovanni)

8
Castle Talk
Critical Mass
Label: Don Giovanni

by christopherschultz

The fourth album from this New Jersey DIY success story features fewer blown-out garage tantrums and more dynamic Sleater-Kinney–style rock'n'roll fun -- another step toward maturity and the trio's potential crowning as rock royalty. Frontwoman Marissa Paternoster's guitar heroics have grown the most, evolving from the brawny arena-rock shredding of 2009's Power Move into the more nuanced fretting of tourmate J Mascis or even Billy Corgan. The rhythm section no longer plays the shadows either, blurting out Black Flag–circa-'81 bluster as a deceptively simple assist for their leader's colorful wheedle and strident wail.

BUY:

Amazonsrc="http://www.spin.com/sites/spin.com/files/imagecache/huge_page_view/site s/spin.com/files/amazon.jpg">

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 OOFJ — I Forgive You " 03:52
  • 2 MyMidnightHeart — D R O W N " 04:59
  • 3 In Tall Buildings — Bawl Cry Wail " 04:08
  • 4 Slutever — Smother " 01:55
  • 5 Lithuania — Pieces " 03:40
  • 6 Kuroma — Love Is on the Way " 03:29
  • 7 Big Sean — Blessings " 05:02

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA