All at Once. “Whose house is this? A gift was promised/Future structures till we all vanish.” Despite the coed New Brunswick, New Jersey, trio’s name, Paternoster rarely resorts to screaming. “Now we all dream alone,” she croons hypnotically on “Black Moon,” insinuating her yearning, majestic vocals within bassist Mike Abbate’s and drummer Jarrett Dougherty’s thundering grunge-punk attack, which occasionally subsides for more intimately melodic alt-rock interludes. Minneapolis trio Kitten Forever trade off on spiraling bass and elemental drums on such short, rabid punk rant-chants as “Afterlife 2” and “Sour Cherries.” But first, Alice Bag, Allison Wolfe (Bratmobile) and Seth Bogart (Hunx & His Punx) debut their new project, Double Scorpio.
“I carve my name into the ceiling,” Marissa Paternoster sings defiantly between curt accents of her own crushing guitar chords on “Glass House,” from Screaming Females’ new album,