Screaming Females, “Ripe”

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Screaming Females have just finished up their sixth full-length, Rose Mountain. For the past couple of releases the Jersey trio have worked with Steve Albini (2012’s Ugly, 2014’s Live at the Hideout) but this time around they went into the studio with former Minus the Bear keyboardist Matt Bayles. Bayles has worked extensively with post-hardcore and metal-leaning bands like Mastodon, ISIS, The Fall of Troy, and Norma Jean, to name a few. He’s also worked with Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. Where Albini’s approach to producing is pretty hands-off, Bayles takes a more active role — or at least that seems to be the case based on this razor-sharp first single, “Ripe”. The result is pretty huge. Check it out below. Rose Mountain is out February 24 on Don Giovanni Records.