New Music – Skeleton / Screaming Females

It’s a shame that ‘Skeleton’ didn’t make the cut for Screaming Female’s last album, Rose Mountain, but that’s ok, because now we’re getting it – and a bunch of other offcuts – in a deluxe version. As if you didn’t need another reminder that Screaming Females are a contender for best rock band in the world that not enough people have heard (Along with Pile), Skeleton comes along blurring the lines between the most technically proficient rock and punk. Then you’ve got Marissa Paternoster completely shredding up her voice for the chorus. The epic guitar solo is completely necessary. It’s scarily good that a song like ‘Skeleton’ has to be kicked off the regular tracklist.