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Don Giovanni Records

Released: 17.02.23







Don’t let the opening synth arpeggios fool you, this new release from Screaming Females is most definitely a rock album, occasionally indie tinged with some piquant heady hints of prog, goth, folk, blues and pop punk, it’s quite the melange in here.

After 17 years in the game they have a great deal to draw on for this their eighth outing, and it is determinedly more focused than their previous expansive double LP. Certainly this release leans heavily into a pop universe, particularly with tracks like the radio friendly Let You Go and Ornament, or the harder edged Let Me Into Your Heart, which burns away into an echo-drenched ether dissipating into the album closer Titan, a proper alt. rocker channelling some fierce Pixies.


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