August 30, 2012
As SadBear lore goes, we've all fell in love with every single rock move perpetuated by Sleater-Kinney in this video. I still can't get enough.
But I think I've found a new musical crush/rock goddess/all-around badass to admire: Marissa Paternoster of the Screaming Females. She has made the best rock album of the year. Seriously.
My pick to click: 10:30 in. Also, the solo beginning at 17:25
No offense to the dudes in the band, but the camera guy spends way too much time on them - which isn't even that much. I just can't get enough of Paternoster. She's tiny and attacks that fretboard like it murdered her best friend, but then she remembers she also has to sing and her words (physically and figuratively) engulf the mic.
Yeah, I'm gonna go ahead and order you to buy this album. I don't think I can be friends with someone who dislikes this band (even being an acquaintance would be tough).