Marissa Paternoster of the experimental rock trio Screaming Females originally broke into the scene with her 5-year-old low profile solo project Noun. Starting in high school, Paternoster continued writing and recording her own songs throughout her time in school (yielding an estimate of 40 original songs) which eventually evolved into Holy Hell, Nouns debut 12-track record due out sometime this June.
Noun is Screaming Females’ polar opposite, showcasing intricate studio work and lower-key instrumentation in the form of a much mellower and more melodic sound compared to the high-pitched shrieking and guitar shredding found in Screaming Females. Holy Hell draws a heavy focus on its keyboards and organs, putting its guitar and drum parts on the back burner. Of course Paternoster has had complete control over this project, writing each and every track by herself. However, a number of other individuals helped re-create the final sound shown on Holy Hell, including drum work by Angela Boylan (Cheeky), Miranda Taylor (Hunchback, Black Wine, Full of Fancy), and Jarrett Dougherty (Screaming Females) with King Mike (Screaming Females) lending a hand on bass. Even her mom helped by designing the albums final cover art! How cool is that?
Holy Hell will be put out by Don Giovanni early this summer, who is also holding a special two-night showcase/mini-festival at New Yorks Mercury Lounge in support of both Noun and Screaming Females. This will be the first ever live performance by Noun taking place on April 25th, with Screaming Females performing the previous night. Look below for a full list of dates as well as a stream of the albums catchy garage rock influenced title track.
Noun 2010 Tour Dates:
04/25 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Screaming Females 2010 Tour Dates:
04/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *
04/05 – Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle *
04/06 – Geenville, NC @ Tipsy
04/07 – Richmond, VA @ Gallery Five
04/08 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
04/09 – New York, NY @ The Fillmore (Irving Plaza) *
04/10 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *
04/24 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
* = w/ Ted Leo and the Pharmacists