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Screaming Females to split after almost two decades of playing together

05 December 2023, 16:09 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

New Jersey's Screaming Females – comprising of Marissa Paternoster, Jarrett Dougherty, and Mike Abbate – have announced their split.

In a statement posted to their socials, the band announced that they are calling it a day. "A lot changed around us over those 18 years but at our core we operated pretty much the same throughout," they shared about their years spent playing together.

"We funded and made the records we wanted to make. We did our own art. We printed a lot of our own merch. We managed ourselves. Probably most importantly we loaded up our van with our gear and traveled around the world to play shows wherever you would have us. We tried to build and celebrate community the best we could," they continued, adding that there are "too many people to thank, and too many things that should be said."

Signing off their statement, Screaming Females encourage their fans to buy their remaining merchandise "that we would love to get out of Mike's basement",

The band released their debut Baby Teeth in 2006, and have subsequently shared eight full-length albums including their fifth album, Ugly which released in 2012 and was recorded by Steve Albini (Nirvana, Pixies, The Breeders), and their final album – Desire Pathway – which was released earlier this year.

Visit for their full statement, as well as to buy their remaining merchandise stocks.

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