Marissa Paternoster's Doodledrag project

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A collection of illustrated videos based around Screaming Females records.

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Impose Automaton | August 29, 2011

We love us some Marissa Paternoster and she knows it. A recent correspondence with the Screaming Females front woman led to discussions as to how to continue publishing our friendship, in which Paternoster suggested the following:

I propose that IMPOSE magazine change the title of their publication to, “Marissa Paternoster Weekly” and print (only positive) editorial pieces strictly concerning all topics pertinent to Marissa and Marissa-related materials. I don't know, mull it over at the morning meeting. I'm sure it'll go over well.

After much deliberation at the “morning meeting,” the proposition was taken to a vote and as it stands, IMPOSE will not become the Marissa Paternoster Weekly or PTW. As a compromise IMPOSE gladly accepted exclusive publishing rights to Paternoster's Doodledrag collective videos.

Doodledrag is the ongoing drawing gathering of Paternoster and her doodlemate LNY. The conceit is based around loose hangouts with friends in New Jersey, New York and Philly that start with beverages and discussion and end with drawings. For one of the challenges, 12 of the Doodledraggers were assigned a Screaming Females song to illustrate and create an accompanying video. The result is a collection of visual interpretations from Power Move and Castle Talk.

Screaming Females will hit the road (once again) starting September 8 in Brussels. As part of the fall US tour, Don Giovanni Records is going to be reissuing vinyl editions of SF's first two albums, Baby Teeth (2006) and What If Someone Is Watching Their T.V.? (2007). These albums were previously self-released and the vinyl formats of both have been out-of-print for quite some time. Full tour dates below.

Screaming Females tour dates:
Sep 8 Suffragettes Not Dead Brussels, BE
Sep 9 The Lexington London, UK
Sep 10 Islington Mill Manchester, UK
Sep 11 The Croft Bristol, UK
Sep 12 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, UK
Sep 13 Norwich Arts Centre Norwich, UK
Sep 14 Espace B Paris, FR
Sep 15 Incubate Festival Tilburg, NL
Sep 16 Leffingeleuren Festival Oostende, BE
Sep 17 Merleyn Nijmegen, NL
Sep 18 Tsunami Koeln, DE
Sep 19 Westgermany Berlin, DE
Sep 20 Cafe Kulturalna Warsaw, PL
Sep 21 Piekny Pies Krakow, PL
Sep 22 Arena Vienna, AT
Sep 23 Tvornica Zagreb, HR
Sep 24 Steirischer Herbst Graz, AT
Oct 6 Black Cat Backstage Washington, DC*
Oct 7 The Barbary Philadelphia, PA*
Oct 8 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY*
Oct 10 O'Brien's Ale House Coram, NY*
Oct 11 SPACE Gallery Portland, ME*
Oct 12 Middle East (Upstairs) Cambridge, MA*
Oct 13 Flywheel Easthampton, MA*
Oct 14 Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY*
Oct 16 Beachland Tavern Cleveland, OH*
Oct 17 Smalls Detroit, MI*
Oct 18 DAAC Grand Rapids, MI*
Oct 19 Schubas Tavern Chicago, IL*
Oct 20 Linneman's Riverwest Inn Milwaukee, WI*
Oct 21 Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN*
Oct 22 The Aquarium Fargo, ND*
Oct 23 Blue Moose Tap House Iowa City, IA*
Oct 24 The Bishop Bloomington, IN*
Oct 25 Hangar 9 Carbondale, IL*
Oct 26 The End Nashville, TN*
Oct 27 JJ's Bohemia Chattanooga, TN*
Oct 28 Wonderroot Atlanta, GA
Oct 29 FEST 10 @ 8 Seconds Gainesville, FL
Oct 31 Nightlight Chapel Hill, NC
Nov 1 Gallery Five Richmond, VA
Nov 2 Blue Nile Harrisonburg, VA
Nov 3 Golden West Baltimore, MD
Nov 6 Court Tavern (early) New Brunswick, NJ
Nov 6 Court Tavern (late) New Brunswick, NJ
* w/ Underground Railroad to Candyland

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