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Noun, ‘Holy Hell’ (Don Giovanni)

High-octane shredder and human megaphone Marissa Paternoster already outshines her bandmatesin New Jersey punks Screaming Females, and this intimate solo recording moves her one step closer to PJ Harvey territory. Evoking art-school rest-lessness and suburban angst, she ponders the fragility of human interaction with a brassy vibrato and anxious croon. A vulnerable loft-party poet, Paternoster is equally brash over brawny rock and piano-stabbing mini-goth alike.