Screaming Females shatter their self-doubt with ‘All At Once’


Agitated, destitute, but on the up-and-up: That’s the image that Screaming Females sketch on “Glass House,” the battle cry from their new album All At Once, which hit earlier this year via Don Giovanni Records. “My life in this glass house/Impossible to get out” roars frontwoman Marissa Paternoster, but contrary to the boxed-in imagery, the song is about as independently expressive as the New Jersey punk band gets. “A song like ‘Glass House’ is something we knew we were capable of, but it took a while to fully embrace,” says Paternoster. “It’s very simple — just bass, drums, and two simple riffs. In the past, I might have insisted on adding more. Practicing self-restraint is something I have consciously been trying to do.” Fans, however, are welcome to lose control at the group’s upcoming gig at, appropriately enough, ONCE Somerville this Saturday (July 7) with Spowder and Shepherdess. Get amped up with “Glass House” below. Featured photo courtesy of Girlie Action.