Photo Credit: Sean O’Kane
Today AV Club has shared a taste of what New Jersey’s Screaming Females have in store for their first live album, Live At The Hideout. Having just survived a potentially deadly van accident, the band arrived at The Hideout with a sense of urgency and ferocity that can only be attained from a near death experience. The need to document their intense and feral live show after 5 full length albums and 900+ globe spanning shows under their belts in less than 9 years became vital. Live At The Hideout captures the band at the top of their game and will affirm Screaming Females are one of the best live bands of our time.
Live At The Hideout will be released on 4/8 via Don Giovanni Records. You can pre-order the album digitally HERE and the vinyl HERE. First 200 CD or LP orders get an original photographic print, and the first 500 LP copies come on limited clear vinyl only available through mailorder.
ABOUT SCREAMING FEMALES:
Near death experiences make extraordinary records.
On their way to recording Live at the Hideout, Screaming Females lost control of their van. As they slid backwards down the frozen Interstate, they locked eyes with another driver, headed their way. In a blink, a semi-truck smashed into her minivan. Luckily, everyone survived, and the band made it to Chicago, with a sense of urgency that dominated bedroom-sized venue, The Hideout, for 2 nights of sold out shows.
Unlike a cellphone-uploaded YouTube video, Live at The Hideout is a lasting document that asserts Screaming Females as one of the best live bands of our time. To ensure a professional representation of their raw live sound, Screaming Females enlisted engineers, Steve Albini and Timothy Powell-who spent those 2 nights in Powell’s “Metro Mobile” truck (a control room on wheels), which was parked in a snow-covered alley, behind The Hideout.
This album is not simply raucous-sounding versions of old songs; it is an illustration of how 900+ live shows, and the roads in between, can morph songs into something
entirely new. Whether it’s a 7-minute improvisation of “Lights Out” (typically a 4-minute track) or, a freak-out during “Boyfriend”-like roaring frontwoman, Marissa Paternoster, crowd surfing with blood running down her chin-the evolution of sound is evident. 9 years in the making, Live at The Hideout captures something immediate.
4/1 – Easthampton, MA @ Flywheel *
4/3 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair *
4/4 – Montreal, QUE @ Il Motore *
4/5 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club *
4/8 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch *
4/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls *
4/12 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes *
* = w/ The Julie Ruin
LIVE AT THE HIDEOUT
DON GIOVANNI RECORDS
APRIL 8, 2014
1. MC Intro
2. Leave It All Up To Me
3. Foul Mouth
4. Buried In The Nude
6. A New Kid
7. Lights Out
9. It All Means Nothing
10. Starve The Beat
11. Little Anne
12. Pretty Okay
13. Baby Jesus
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