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SCREAMING FEMALES is just a great ROCK AND ROLL band. end stop.
ok and theyre from NEW JERSEY. and they developed from the arts scene around my alma mater RUTGERS UNIVERSITY during the same period i attended. so there is my bias right upfront.
in the current musical climate where bands feel the pressure or need to "modernize" their sound with AMBIENT / POST ROCK / HIP HOP / PROG / EDM elements, there is almost something revolutionary about a gorup that just does straight down-the-middle, impassioned ROCK AND ROLL really well. within seconds of hearing the voice of front-woman (and RUTGERS alumna) MARISSA PATERNOSTER you are aware of being in the presence of a musician.
and that is beauty of ROCK AND ROLL to me. everyone is aware of the formula, yet it still has the power to blow you away. and SCREAMING FEMALES have been that kind of force on record for over a decade now and counting.
so yeah, just want to draw attention their way. they deserve it.