Screaming Females step closer to global domination

Screaming Females, the hardest-working/rocking band in the country, recently released their sixth studio album, “Rose Mountain,” on the New Jersey indie label Don Giovanni Records. The band has (not so) quietly been building a dedicated following over the course of their decade-long existence, and seem poised to expand their fan base even further as they tour behind their latest release.

It’s a long way from playing basement shows in New Brunswick to covering Patti Smith with alt-rock legends Garbage, but Screaming Females’ DIY ethos, consistent output of quality material, and insane live shows made their rise inevitable.

Stereogum has called them “one of the best rock bands on the face of the earth today,” and they can count Steve Albini, who recorded their 2012 album, “Ugly,” and last year’s “Live at the Hideout,” as a fan.

Coinciding with “Rose Mountain,” Screaming Females recently released a video for the track “Hopeless,” directed by acclaimed filmmaker and documentarian Lance Bangs. The song is a little more condensed and subdued than much of the material the band has been known for in the past, but the blood on guitarist Marissa Paternoster’s pick guard suggests Screaming Females don’t plan on calming down any time soon.

Check out the video for “Hopeless.”