Following up on last year’s Thanks for Everything covers EP and the 2015 Dopamine LP, the new record finds Stephan Jenkins and co. “adopting an open door policy” with collaborators for the first time. In addition to Krauss, Screamer features contributions from Ryan Olson of Marijuana Death Squad and Poliça (“Who Am I” and “Got So High”), as well as “musical consigliere” Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins.
“My current mood resonates with rebellion, energy, courage, and risk,” said Jenkins in a statement. “I seek to combine it with a percussive level of musical immediacy in this collection of songs to cultivate collective idealism and an unapologetic aspiration towards humanistic values.”
Those values present themselves in a sky-shouting rave-up on the title track. With Krauss providing vocals alongside Jenkins, “Screamer” tears the seams with ripping drum patterns as the pair deliver an energized battlecry: “I wanna roll in between/ Oh, you make me feel the fight/ Like a screamer.” Take a listen below.
A week ahead of the October 18th wide release, Screamer will be available on October 11th as part of the “Ten Bands One Cause’ pink vinyl campaign benefitting Gilda’s Club NYC. Find the full 12-song tracklist and album art below.
02. The Kids Are Coming (to take you down)
04. Tropic Scorpio
05. Walk Like Kings
06. Turn Me On
07. Got So High
08. Who Am I
09. Light It Up
10. 2X Tigers
11. Take a Side
12. Who Am I (acoustic)
Revisit Jenkins’ appearance on Kyle Meredith with…, during which he discussed being a member of “one of the last great rock bands:”