Music Review: “Wishing Well” by Screaming Females


“Wishing Well”

From Screaming Females’ Rose Mountain


Liner notes: Known for pummeling punk riffs and over-the-top vocals, frontwoman Marissa Paternoster embellishes a surprisingly pretty melody with surf guitar and actual singing.

Behind the music: Fans of Paternoster’s gentler side can find more of it by listening to her solo project, Noun.

Check it out if you like: Ex Hex, Sleater-Kinney, or Julie Ruin.


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