Screaming Females to tour with Vacation (2015)

New Jersey DIY-punk trio Screaming Females released their critically acclaimed sixth album Rose Mountain, earlier this year and are taking their blazing punk rock heroics on a national summer tour. Kicking things off July 27 in Cleveland, the band will make stops in Chicago, Omaha, Seattle, Los Angeles, Nashville, DC and more.
The band shares a new video for album track “Empty Head” which features life-size puppets of characters created collaboratively by director Tobias Stretch and the band. Drummer Jarrett Dougherty shares, “Tobias Stretch is an amazing video artist and we were very excited to work with him. He has developed a unique style of life-sized stop motion animation that uses the real world around us as the location. To fuse our esthetic with Tobias’ style, Marissa and Tobias worked together to create two dimensional characters. We all worked to turn these characters into life-sized puppets and Tobias directed, shot and edited the video over many months. We are very pleased with the final look!”
The “Empty Head” video premiered with SPIN.
Formed in 2005, Screaming Females is singer/guitarist Marissa Paternoster, bassist Michael Abbate and drummer Jarrett Dougherty. The New Jersey DIY-punk trio self-produced their previous releases (with Steve Albini engineering their 2012 LP Ugly and the 2014 concert album Live at the Hideout) but overturned the long-standing, self-imposed rule this time by bringing in Matt Bayles (Mastodon, the Sword) as a producer.
* = w/ Vacation
7/27: Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class*
7/28: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle*
7/29: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean*
7/30: Milwaukee, WI @ Borg Ward*
7/31: Madison, WI @ The Frequency*
8/1: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock*
8/2: Iowa City, IA @ The Mill*
8/3: Omaha, NE @ Sweatshop Gallery*
8/4: Denver, CO Larimer Lounge*
8/6: Boise, ID @ Neurolux*
8/7: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios*
8/8: Vancouver, BC @ Media Club*
8/9: Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey*
8/11: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop*
8/13: Honolulu, HI @ The Manifest
8/14: Honolulu, HI @ Downbeat Lounge
8/16: Santa Ana, CA @ Berserktown*
8/17: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar*
8/18: Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar*
8/19: El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace*
8/21: Austin, TX @ Red 7*
8/22: Dallas, TX @ The Foundry*
8/23: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs*
8/24: New Orleans, LA @ Siberia*
8/25: Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox*
8/26: Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5*
8/27: Durham, NC @ Pinhook*
8/28: Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel*
8/29: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*