Screaming Females, 'Rose Mountain' (February 24th)
If their dreamy single "Wishing Well" is any indicator, hardcore Screamales fans expecting more of the band’s signature raucous rock might be off-put by Marissa Paternoster and Co.’s new album. Recent collaborator Steve Albini is out as engineer, and the result might even be a little family friendly. "We've never had a set formula as to what style of music we ought to be playing," Paternoster said when they released the track. "I vaguely recall my wonderful aunt mentioning that we finally had written a song she liked." R.S.