Screaming Females will play a basement show at the First Unitarian Church this fall - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Adding to the ever-growing anticipation for this fall, Screaming Females have announced a string of east coast dates. The New Jersey-based band will play a basement show at First Unitarian Chuch on November 6. They will be also be joined by the post-punk band Sweeping Promises and local art-rock act TVO.

With six albums and over a decade of being a band under their belt, Screaming Females celebrated their career on 2019’s Singles Too. Instead of going the cliche greatest hits route, they decided to release a compilation of non-album singles, B-sides, and covers that range from Neil Young to Taylor Swift. The covers have the same fun, carefree nature as a night of slurred karaoke. Their demos are rough round the edges, full of grime and grit. 

Also on the bill is the Boston-based band Sweeping Promises, who put out their debut album Hunger For A Way Out in 2020. Recorded in an underground laboratory using a one-mic technique, it mirrors the industrial nature of its creation. With a mix of zany synths, angular guitars, and raw percussion, the album takes jabs at the corporate work world. A critique of the 9 to 5 monotony, it offers a break from business casual. 

Rounding out the line-up is TVO, whose EP Alive! earned them a spot opening for Sheer Mag in August. Despite only being 4 songs long, the release is an absolute ripper. The auditory equivalent of getting slammed around in a mosh-pit, it’s full of thrashing guitars and plenty of screaming; in only a few minutes they barrel through the EP like a bat out hell. Still, between their sense of humor on “Loser” and the scuzz and fuzz of “Split,” it’s enough to keep you completely captivated.

Tickets will be on sale this Friday, June 25 at 10 a.m., more information can be found here. Listen to music from everybody on the bill below, check out Screaming Females’ tour poster, and for more on concerts in the Philly area, check the XPN Concert Calendar.

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