By Miles Raymer
January 26, 2015 at 06:24 PM EST
Patrick Ernst

For almost nearly a solid decade, New Jersey trio Screaming Females has been vociferously championing a brand of guitar-based rock music that’s at once both forward-looking and steeped in the long tradition of axe shredders within which frontwoman Marisa Paternoster has carved out a unique spot for herself. In the lead-up to the group’s sixth studio LP, Rose Mountain (due out Feb. 24 on Don Giovanni Records) they’ve assembled a playlist of songs drawn from indie rock, punk, and posthardcore that offers a unique perspective of the role of the guitar in modern music.

“Screaming Females are fans of lots of different types of music,” Paternoster writes in an email, “but here is a short list of guitar-driven songs that we particularly enjoy on a regular basis, in the van, at home, and maybe even at the YMCA.”

“More and more the band formula of guitar, bass, drums, vocals seems to be a thing of the past,” Jarrett Dougherty adds. “Evolution is a good thing but I’ll always love driving rock music.”

You’ll notice that there are a couple of Screaming Females tracks in the mix alongside Joy Division, Aussie avant-punks Eddy Current Suppression Ring, and alt-rock heroes Shellac. “This is only to demonstrate the fact that we are musical hacks,” bassist Michael Abbate writes. “These other bands do rock music better than we do.”

Rose Mountain is available for preorder now.

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2015 Screaming Females Rose Mountain Tour Dates:
Jan 30 Hoboken, NJ – Stevens Institute

Feb 21 San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern (Noise Pop Festival)

Feb 26 Allston, MA – Great Scott w/ Priests, Tenement, Vacation

Feb 27 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church w/ Priests, Tenement, Vacation

Feb 28 Brooklyn, NY (2 shows) – Knitting Factory w/ Priests, Tenement, Vacation

Mar 07 Baltimore, MD – Windup Space w/ Downtown Boys

Mar 08 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter w/ Downtown Boys

Mar 09 Durham, NC – The Pinhook w/ Downtown Boys

Mar 10 Asheville, NC – The Mothlight w/ Downtown Boys

Mar 11 Athens, GA – Caledonia Lounge w/ Downtown Boys

Mar 12 Orlando, FL – The Social w/ Downtown Boys

Mar 13 Gainesville, FL – The Atlantic w/ Downtown Boys

Mar 14 Tallahassee, FL – All Saints Cafe w/ Downtown Boys

Mar 15 New Orleans, LA – Sisters in Christ Records (Gasa Gasa) w/ Downtown Boys

Mar 16 McAllen, TX – GALAX Z FAIR IV w/ Downtown Boys

Mar 17 Houston, TX – Walter’s Downtown w/ Downtown Boys

Mar 18-21 Austin, TX – SXSW

Mar 22 Dallas, TX – Club Dada (Spillover Fest)

Mar 24 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room

Mar 25 St Louis, MO

Mar 26 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop

Mar 27 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle

Mar 28 Ferndale, MI – Loving Touch

Mar 29 Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox

Apr 04 Asbury, NJ – Asbury Lanes

Apr 05 Providence, RI – Spark City

Apr 06 Worcester, MA

Apr 07 Portland, ME

Apr 08 Montreal, QC – House of TARG

Apr 09 Ottawa, ON

Apr 10 Toronto, ON

Apr 11 Rochester, NY – Bug Jar

Apr 17 Haarlem, NL – Klikofest

Apr 18 Brussels, BE – Madame Moustache

Apr 19 Brighton, UK – The Hope

Apr 20 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club

Apr 21 Manchester, UK – The Roadhouse

Apr 22 Glasgow, UK – Broadcast

Apr 23 Bristol, UK – The Stags and Hounds

Apr 24 London, UK – The Lexington

Apr 25 Utrecht, NL – dB’s

Apr 27 Berlin, DE – Kantine am Berghain

Apr 28 Copenhagen, DK – Loppen

Apr 29 Stockholm, SE – Lilla Hotellbaren

Apr 30 Oslo, NO – Crossroad Club

May 01 Aalborg, DK – 1000Fryd

May 02 Hamburg, DE – Astra-Stube

May 04 Krakow, PL – Klub Re

May 05 Vienna, AT – Fluc

May 06 Muenchen, DE – Kafe Kult

May 07 Duedingen, CH – Bad Bonn

May 08 Lyon, FR – Sonic

May 09 Paris, FR – Batofar