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- Posted on Aug 19th 2010 5:00PM by Rob Smy
Who: Screaming Females
Hail From: New Brunswick, N.J.
Why We Love Them: Fronted by diminutive dynamo Marissa Paternoster -- whose vocal delivery is equal parts Chrissie Hynde and John Lydon -- this trio serves up a punk-rock dish of searing guitars, throbbing bass and furious drums that you can still taste the next day.
Essential Listening: 'I Don't Mind It' (MP3 Download)
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Exclusive Q&A With Screaming Females:
What's your favorite album right now?
Jarrett Dougherty (Drums): Magrudergrind, 'Magrudergrind.'
Marissa Paternoster (Vocals/guitar): Dusty Springfield, 'Dusty in Memphis.'
King Mike (Bass): Ash, 'Free All Angels.'
Tell us about the first concert you ever saw.
Jarrett: Probably my dad playing a show at a folk festival or at a house. My mom always tells the story about how once when I was really young we were at one of my dad's shows and I said, loud enough for the whole audience to hear, "Mom, can we go home? I've heard all these songs before!"
What's your biggest vice?
Marissa: Napping. Napping is my greatest pleasure.
What's the story behind your band name?
Jarrett: Where we got the name isn't very interesting. To me it was a thought provoking image. So far it hasn't seemed to provoke much thought other than "... but you're not all girls."
If you could tour with one band for 3 months, who would it be? Why?
Jarrett: It wasn't three months but Jay Reatard had just asked us to do a six-week tour with him right before he died. What a bummer.
Watch 'I Don't Mind It'